So it’s almost swimsuit season and you’ve been hitting the gym and working your diet since January, right? Great. Now see what foods to add to your diet to make sure you’re ready to show off your new bikini this summer! Keep reading to find out which foods are the best to help you get ready for swimsuit season!
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Did you know that beets work as a natural detoxifier? Skip the juice cleanse and avoid going hungry while still filtering out all the nasty stuff that accumulates in our bodies over time. Beets are relatively cheap, easy to repair, and great for tossing in salads or smoothies!
With a complete amino acid profile, eggs make for the perfect lean protein dose at any time of day. They’re great in the morning, post workout, at lunch, or as a snack! On top of that, they’re one of the best sources of choline, which will help your body burn more fat!
It sounds like a lot, but it’s definitely do-able: 4-5 cups of green tea each day will give you the needed catechins (fat-blasting antioxidants) to clear the fat out of your fat cells– especially in the tummy region! Try replacing your coffee habit with green tea. Drink it hot or cold, just make sure you’re adding this to your bikini diet!
If you are going to have a sandwich or a burger, leave off the other condiments (mayonnaise and ketchup can be packed with fat or sugar) and opt for mustard. Why? The capsacin contained in mustard can boost your body’s fat-burning function for hours after you consume it!
You may have given up high calorie desserts in your quest for a bikini body, but you don’t have to give up chocolate! Dark chocolate (think 70% cacao or greater) is important for a healthy gut, and it’s great at reducing inflammation! Keep some in your fridge and make sure you eat a few small squares each day- use it as dessert or a treat after having gone to the gym!
Get ready to hear something wild: the unique blend of oils found in cilantro can help push heavy metals from our bodies that often get stored in our fat cells. That’s not so wild, right? WRONG! Having these heavy metals stored in our fat cells often contributes to our muscles and other tissues not healing or maintaining themselves correctly, and this aggravates the appearance of cellulite. So adding cilantro to your dishes can help you to purge those heavy metals out of your cells, which will help your tissues to repair themselves properly and thus lessen the appearance of cellulite!
These little guys are a cheap and versatile way to get tons of protein in while keeping fat calories to a bare minimum! A cup of lentils has three times the protein of a single egg, and only one gram of fat! Try a lentil soup, lentil burgers, or lentils as a side dish. Toss them on salads or in chili, too!
Besides being delicious, these little guys are great at reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow to your muscles, which helps them in the repair process after an intense workout! Toss them in smoothies or in yogurt or just eat them plain!
Freshly Ground Pepper
It sounds too simple to be true, but it is! Freshly ground pepper (not that powdery stuff– get a grinder!) contains piperine, which is a compound that helps stop the formation of new fat cells. Sprinkle this stuff on everything!
This fruit is packed with Potassium, which helps the body flush out excess water and sodium- two common culprits of a bloated appearance. Keep your potassium levels high to keep your tummy looking flat!
What are your go-to foods when you’re trying to get bikini-ready?
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