Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff of the season—and if you don’t have your summer body ready, now is the time to start. Yet with parties and barbecues to hit this weekend, many of us can get off track. It can be a difficult line to tow, but if you follow the tips below, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself without derailing your diet, exercise and body sculpting regimens.
1. Hydrate Like Crazy
The weather is heating up which makes skin can get extra thirsty. Hydrate properly with water and tea to prevent dull, dehydrated skin and flush the toxins from your body. Drinking adequate amounts of water combats bloat and imparts a dewy glow. Lemon water is an excellent choice because it boosts detoxification.
2. Work it Out
Don’t skip exercise because it’s a holiday. Hit the gym, go for a jog or take an exercise class first thing in the morning to rev your metabolism and help minimize the damage you may do later in the day. Take an extra walk to enjoy the nice weather and burn some extra calories before your hit your holiday soiree. If you’re at a barbecue with outdoor activities, join in to offset the extra calories you may consume.
3. Lean Out
If a grill is in your midst, opt for lean protein. Sources including chicken, grass-fed beef, salmon and tuna are ideal as they promote weight loss and complement body sculpting efforts. Lean protein fills you up so you won’t overdo it, while helping you build lean muscle mass. Lean muscle also helps increase the number of calories your burn overall. So skip the hot dog and load up on lean protein!
4. Follow Your Regimens
Don’t take a holiday from your dry brushing and No Lipo Lipo body sculpting regimens. Maintain your practice every morning to stay on track and get closer to your summer body goals.
Don’t waste calories on sugar-laden cocktails and juices. If you plant to indulge, be very moderate and opt for something low calorie like white wine. Have a glass of water before and after each drink and limit it as much as you can. When we get tipsy, we tend to overeat and the caloric intake snowballs.
Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy your holiday while you stay on track with your body sculpting regimens.