Can you get lean, ripped, and sculpted for summer time!?
There you are — on the beach with friends. The warm sun blankets your skin in a great way, and this year — yes this year — people are staring at you.
No, it’s not because you’ve got a boog in your nose. Actually, you look like a damn celebrity with toned abs and buttocks that advertise uber fitness to the world.
You put in the effort, you get the results.
Here’s five simple tips to help you get there…
1. Make time for a great breakfast
Start eating within 30 minutes of waking.
Upon waking, our bodies are able to uptake nutrients at a super efficient rate.
Breakfast is like depositing revenue into your internal bank account. If you eat breakfast, you have more money for the rest of the day. But if you skip breakfast, you’re in debt and the high interest rates screws with your metabolism.
Fact: People who eat breakfast consume less calories daily and weigh less on average.
2. Eat Real Food, not processed.
The more whole foods you eat, the more nutrients you get, and the better physique you’ll have.
Science backs this up. In one study, a group of people who ate an actual grapefruit everyday lost significantly more weight than the group of people who drank grapefruit juice.
Whole foods are like premium fuel for your body. Treat yourself right.
3. Supplement with Omega-3 Fish Oil
Did you think you could eat fat to LOSE fat?
It’s true. In particular, Omega-3’s are essential fatty acids that have a plethora of highly important functions in the body.
One major benefit to the physique conscious is that Omega-3’s promote healthy insulin sensitivity.
In other words, your body is better able to make use of those pesky carbohydrates.
4. Get active!
Physical movement of any kind will help with your beach body.
However, the most powerful of all physical activities is heavy weight lifting. When you lift heavy stuff, your body responds by holding on to its muscle instead of wasting away.
So you burn more fat and keep more muscle — leading to the ultimate beach body.
5. Reduce stress and sleep well
Reducing stress will help you deal with everything life throws at you — including weight loss.
Likewise, getting enough sleep — 8 hours typically — will make a massive difference when it comes to real results.
Allow yourself one cheat meal per week. If you know you’re going to go out with friends and have dinner and drinks, then consider that your cheat meal. It’s life, dude, chill and enjoy.
Then, the next day you just get back on track and keep working towards your beach body.