Here's how to get that Summer Body

Time to slim for summer and get your happy summer body back!

The days are getting warmer - and that bikini stuck in the back of your closet is starting to taunt you. But alas, where did that bikini body go? All you can see in the mirror is an imitation Michelin women with dough-like tires oozing everywhere. Not a pretty sight you tell yourself grimacing!

You forget you ever contemplated joining a cellulite acceptance club – that orange peel has to go, that's no part of a bikini body! And taunting thoughts start to hip hop around, messing with your head: “Da fat it’s gotta go – NOW, not later – yo yo!”

It’s the time when losing the extra layer that seems to have found you during winter starts assuming emergency proportions. And all those lose-it-fast-cures sound like they’re speaking to you personally: “Buy me! I’m your key to a 20 pounds-in-2-weeks summer body.” While its neighbour shrieks: “No, Buy me! I'll help you slim for summer, take me and watch your bikini body come back overnight.”

Don't be conned

But this isn't the first summer body battle you've faced. You’ve been there, swallowed pills and consumed 'diet-shakes' before, so you 'know' these lose weight fast plansthey’re not the marvels they profess to be. But eech it’s tempting – I mean what harm can a few white looking little M&M's do? Anything to get slim for summer.

Yikes, where are those weight paramedics - can't they rescucitate the bikini body I know is buried under this fat? And um… do they do emergency lipo suction or weight loss surgery? At this stage you’ve even managed to convince yourself that insurance might pay – after all isn’t this a matter of life and death?

Of course there are other sneaky thoughts too -you know those that keep you from living life as fully as you could? “I’ll just stay away from beaches, swimming pools…. In fact I’m going to take up crocheting socks this summer.”

The summer body recipe

So how do you slim for summer?

Step 1:

Stop! BREATHE! Don't lose your head.

Step 2:

Remember instead that those overnight bikini-body- miracle-diets should carry warning labels: “Warning: taking this product is like taking a machine gun to your metabolism. Taking them makes your body go craaaazy!”

Here's why: These fad diets mean you lose

water first (looks fab on the scale because you know how heavy water is)

muscle second (also looks great on the scale because it weighs 3 times what fat does).

But given that water and muscle are two body components that keep our metabolism speeded up....well you've just shot yourself in the foot haven't you?

On the outside you may look like you have achieved that summer body -but internally it's gone in a winter of distress. Because in reality, what you've achieved is a thinner exterior but a fat-making interior!

Step 3:

Now’s when to trust your body. “TRUST MY BODY??? Whaddya mean?, Just look what it did to me just during the few months of winter. Giving it any reign just gets me into trouble!”

Hey, didn’t I say, "Stop and breathe?" Don’t panic – trust me on this....

Step 4:

Stop focusing on a bikini body or getting slim for summer for the moment. Focus instead on thinking “I’m gorgeous, talented and wonderful enough to make me fabulously desirable. Who wouldn’t want me? And right now there’s a bit more of me to love – lucky them!"

Fake it till you make it if you have to!

And a strange thing will most likely happen - when you act as if you're fabulous others will buy into that too! Your summer body starts in your mind, not in your body!

Here's the real recipe to getting a summer body:

While you’re acting as if your bikini body has already arrived:

Step 5:

Don't diet. Don't eat diet foods - just eat well - that'll stop you from having cravings that derail you

Step 6:

DON'T starve yourself - instead eat whenever you’re hungry so your body doesn't store food in preparation for an anticipated famine period,

Step 7:

Savor every morsel, you'll enjoy food more and ironically eat less

Step 8:

Simply stop eating before you've over-eaten.

Step 9:

Drink water when you're thirsty - keeping yourself hydrated also keeps cravings at bay.

Step 10:

Now's the time to play...dig into your closet, dust off your dancing shoes and get boogeying - that'll keep your metabolism boosted and doing it's job.

And hey presto, soon that Michellin vision will find it's been sent packing back to the orphanage looking for a someone else’s head to make their home.

AND you won't have messed up your metabolism in the process!

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