Do It Yourself: 13 Easy Ways To Get The Perfect Figure
Everywhere on the billboards, magazines, social media, TV shows and movies, you see celebrities with the perfect beach body and you cannot help but envy them. You wonder how some people can have the perfect body without stress.
You look at yourself in the mirror and cannot restrain yourself from detesting the love handles, fat arms and thighs and big tummy.
Yes, it is true that some women, due to their genetics composition are already blessed with the perfect lean figure, while some are on the bigger side, but diet and lifestyle plays a role in the way our body looks – either obese or lean.
There is no need to depress yourself because you want that perfect body, you have to work for it. Everybody you see out there flaunting their sweet figure worked for it in one way or the other. Those who are born with it work hard to maintain it, and many who were born with a bigger body worked hard to lose weight and maintain it and you can do it too.
Easy steps to get the perfect body
It is not that hard, your neighbor with the hot body does it, celebrities do it too. You can get the body of your dreams if you follow these simple steps.
· Get physically active
If you are someone who sits all day at work or you work from home, then try to move your legs and body about, but not like a pendulum but go out. Go out during your lunch break, walk yourself to get your drink or do other things.
If you are too busy to hit the gym, get up get physically active. Do easy exercise when you are cooking, cleaning or just less busy. You can do squats or jog on a spot while cooking.
· Do Aerobic exercises
These exercises are the kinds that get your heart rate up the most. They help improve your body’s ability to handle physical exertion and make you healthier.
Aerobic exercise helps you lose weight and helps your body stay in good shape. Biking is a good way to work out and get yourself outside.
Walking, hiking, speed jogging and swimming are also good aerobic exercises to help you stay in shape.
· Do strength training
Contrary to what many believe, strength training won’t make you look like a man. It will help you build muscle while losing weight. You do not want to lose weight and be skinny. You want to maintain muscle, which gives form to the body.
You do not need equipment, your body weight is enough for you. Do squats, bench press, lunges, burpees, push-ups and bicep curls are good strength training you can do at home.
· Eat healthy meals
Balanced meals won’t make you fat. It will help keep your body in good shape. Eat a proper diet composed of protein, carbohydrates, fat, fruits, vegetables and dairy.
Stay away from unhealthy fats. Some fats are not good for you. Avoid trans fats which are commonly found in commercially produced foods, and limit saturated fats found in butter, sausages ground meats and fried foods.
Mono unsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are good for you. These can be found in walnuts, avocados, olive oil and fish.
Eat good whole grains which include, brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat and whole oats.
· Eat proper portions
Your meal should come in healthy portions to keep you from consuming more calories than your body needs. Do not over fill your plate, use a smaller plate if unsure.
Drink a glass of water with your meal and eat it slowly in order to help your body feel full.
· Eat lean protein
Protein is good for those two want to lose weight and build muscle. It makes you feel full for long, so you won’t be eating too much throughout the day. It is also important for muscle building, repair and maintenance.
Eating lean protein will make you feel full and energetic. Processed protein foods usually contain unhealthy fats, which lean protein does not contain.
Lean protein foods include beans/lentils, egg, turkey, chicken and fish.
· Make breakfast a priority
Some people skip meals because they want to lose weight. Very big mistake. Food is important, and your breakfast is very important. It is the most important meal of the day.
For a natural energy boost, balance protein, carbs and dairy for a natural healthy boost.
· Make time for lunch too!
Lunch is a perfect time to fit in protein into your diet. It is great for energy boost and to keep you from feeling weak and weighed down while you finish your day.
· Eat dinner
Make sure you eat dinner and also make sure you have it further in advance before going to bed. If you eat your dinner right before sleeping, your body won’t be able to burn the calories.
· Snack in between your meals
Have one snack in between your breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner. This will keep you from getting weak or hungry so you won’t over eat when it is time for the main meal.
You can have carrots and celery sticks for snack in between meal. You can also try apple with a handful of almonds.
· Drink lots of water
Drink at least eight glasses of water during the day. Water keeps you hydrated and gives you energy. It is also aids digestion and detoxifies the body, both of which are important for weight loss.
· Take supplements
Supplements are important because they do a lot. Supplements designed for weight loss, body building, and general fitness contains ingredients and nutrients that the body needs to be in shape.
These supplements are the necessary ingredients to help you burn fat, build muscle and boost your physical performance, keeping you active throughout the day and helping you perform better. You won’t get tired while working out.
· Get enough rest/sleep
For some people stress causes unnecessary weight loss, and for some it causes unnecessary weight gain. Both of which are bad for the health. Make sure you are getting at least 7hours sleep daily.
Getting the perfect beach body isn’t as hard as it may seem, you just have to take the necessary steps and be consistent with it.