With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start your body transformation challenge in order to look good
naked in your bathing suit once the temperatures become reasonable. If you've been hibernating all winter long and eating a lot of comfort food, like myself, the guilt trip begins today. I want to help you get in shape and be healthy.
First, let's talk about nutrition. I don't believe in diets, but I do believe in eating healthy. Less sugars, less carbs, less saturated fats and more fruits, veggies, protein and "good" fats. Incorporate lots of leafy green vegetables into your diet: kale, spinach, Swiss chard, etc. They're rich in vitamins, minerals, fibres, calcium, beta-caroten and other disease-fighting phytochemicals.
Don't forget to drink a LOT of water. You've probably already heard this countless times and are still not doing it. About two litres daily should suffice. Get that drank on ASAP.
I also found a great trick that really helps me get to that dream summer body year after year. Have you ever heard of restricting your eating time period to 8 hours? It's a genius concept that's guaranteed to help you get in shape.
For example, if you have your breakfast at 10 a.m., you can have dinner by 6 p.m. the latest. You give yourself a window of eight hours to consume your daily calorie intake. It also has incredible health benefits. Here are certain advantages of intermittent fasting:
- Limit inflammation
- Improve circulating glucose and lipid levels
- Reduce blood pressure
- Improve metabolic efficiency and body composition, including significant reductions in body weight in obese individuals
- Reduce LDL and total cholesterol levels
- Help prevent type 2 diabetes, as well as slow its progression
- Reverse type 2 diabetes
- Improve pancreatic function
Want to know more about it? Click here for more info and before after photos.
Now, I'd like to present you with the ultimate 30-day body challenge that's not too tough and, at the same time, very effective. Because I know from experience - when the challenge is way too demanding, I tend to loose interest halfway through. This one is hard enough to keep you motivated, yet not insanely difficult - PERFECT.
If you combine both: following healthy eating habits and sticking to your body challenge, you WILL transform in just 30 days. Start tomorrow, don't wait, get to work. The best thing? You don't need to buy anything, like an expensive gym pass or even weights. All you really need is your own motivation. Work, work, work, work, work!