5 Tips to Slim Down for Vaca

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Sweater season has arrived! Which means the few extra pounds that I’ve been working to keep off all summer may creep back on. And although an enormous scarf and leggings up to my armpits can do the trick in the winter, I can’t necessarily bring them to the beach ๐Ÿ™‚

So here are five tips to (quickly) get vacation body ready! 

[su_heading style=”line-dark” size=”22″ margin=”55″]5 TIPS TO SLIM DOWN FOR VACA [/su_heading]

1. Soups or Smoothies for Dinner! Whenever I am feeling bloated, I go straight to having pureed soups or smoothies for dinner. Your body digests liquid faster than solid meals, allowing it more time to work on breaking down toxins and other junk that has built up over time. And donโ€™t think you will starve either! Our soup recipes are creamy, filling and delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. MOVE by The Clean Program. This stuff is awesome. It is a fiber drink mix designed to support intestinal health to get things “moving.” And although we should all be trying to get our fiber through lots of veggies and leafy greens, an extra scoop of Move can’t hurt. Check out The Clean Program site to order, it’s only $25! 

3. Drink Water, like a lot. I know you hear this time and time again, but it is so important for your insides. Drinking water can also help to avoid overeating. If you start to feel hungry, try drinking a glass of water first. You may just be dehydrated. If you are still hungry 30 minutes later, then go ahead and have something healthy to eat.

4. The 12 Hour Window Rule. Remember last Thanksgivingโ€™s food coma? Digestion is one of the most energy consuming functions of the body, so every so often we need to give it a break! The 12 Hour Window Rule consists of leaving 12 hours between your last meal (dinner) and your first meal the next day (breakfast). So if you have dinner at 8pm, you will not have breakfast until 8am the next morning. This will give your digestive system the break it needs to properly digest the food in your system, and also start to clear out some of the other built up toxins. Note: itโ€™s totally fine to have water or herbal tea between this time. 

5. Skinny Arms by Tracy Anderson. This youtube video by Tracy Anderson is legit. Itโ€™s only 8 minutes long, and your arms will burn like crazy. I do this video daily leading up to my vacation for toned, bikini ready arms! You will be amazed at how fast you see results. Click here for the video!

 

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  • Thumbs up. The common way I often use to prevent overeating is to drink a lot a lot of water. I think this is the best and easiest way. In my place, girls tend to drink water or one mixture of different beans. It prevents you from eating too much, but still provides adequate nutrition and energy.

  • i think 05 tips to slim down are not only useful for vacation but also for all of the time of the year, for those who want to be slimmer. Besides, these tips are simple for trying at home. Thanks for sharing.

  • Wow, i dot think it can be simple like this. There are a lot of ways to keep body slim but not easy to do at all. Your tips are pretty cool:) The 12 Hour Window Rule is pretty hard for me. I couldnt stop eating after 4 hours dinner! Yes, I know i must try:)
    Anyhow, thks for posting this article!

  • Yeah, soups and smoothies for dinner, and drink lots of water. I often do these. Now I will add other three in my memo and practice them. Thank you a lot for sharing this useful article.

  • Thanks for sharing! this is really an informative and helpful post. I’m on a low-carb diet now. At the beginning, it’s quite difficult to ignore “the sayings” from my stomach but now I can fit well with it. Your tips are very useful for the sweater season. I’ll give it a try.

    • Same Barbara! I’m not good at drinking water, so I have to continue to remind myself but it’s def. a good habit for so many reasons ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’m overweight. And as you written, when feeling hungry, drinking water. I did that. But I can not. I need have a big dinner. If not, I can not sleep. Can you give me some advices?

    • Hi Larry, I would take a look at your food choices overall throughout the day, and make sure you are eating vegetables, proteins and grains that are nutritious, healthy, and keep you full rather than empty carbs that do not provide any nutritional value. It’s also good to consult a nutritionist! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I rarely drink, unless I’m thirsty, I know it is not good for my health, but it is my bad habit which I am seeking to modify. I think your share will increase motivation for me.

    • I’m the same Betty. I can go hours without drinking anything which is really not good. I try to fill up my water bottle a certain number of times a day to make sure I’m drinking enough!

  • Amazing! I feel so surprised about 5 easy-to-followed tips, especially The 12 Hour Window Rule. I think I would find out more scientific articles about this topic. Moreover, the excersises for arms are also interesting. I love to try them now. Thanks for your sharing.

    • Hey Jack, the 12 hour window rule comes from Dr. Junger’s book ‘Clean’ which is a really interesting read if you want to learn more about it!