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The winter drags on and feels never ending with the cold days and nights, all of a sudden summer is around the corner and you realize you need to get in shape fast to wear that bikini. The problem is, how do you get that summer body in a quick time. There are several ways in which you can go down to get your body toned and slimmed in time for summer, the only major rule being that you are committed to achieving your goals.

3 Ways To Stay On Track for the Summer Body

Commit to Change

The first thing that you must do to get your summer body is to commit the time and effort to making changes necessary to achieving results. You can’t just wish your body into shape; you must devote the time and be ready to sacrifice to achieve the results you want. The biggest factor in failing is down to lack of commitment  Provided you have the motivation and the commitment  you have already cleared the biggest hurdle to getting your body in shape for summer. The rest are as follows.

Exercise to Lose Weight

It goes without saying, no weight loss plan or tone up plan is complete without some type of exercise program. The amount and kinds of exercise you must do will vary depending on your weight loss goals, but cardio and toning need to be an integral part of every plan. To determine how much cardio you need, you must first determine how much weight you want to lose. There are 3,500 calories in a pound, so for each pound you want to lose, you will need to burn 3,500 calories. The type of cardio isn’t exactly important, but high impact will burn more calories faster, so if you only have a month to burn the fat you’ll need to opt for high impact training regimes such as spinning, step aerobics, running and swimming. To maximize your fat burning, be sure to cross train, doing at least two different cardio activities each week. Cardio should be performed at least 3 times a week for 45 – 60 minutes each session.

Dieting for Weight Loss

Te word diet is heated and loved amongst people, but it must be done to get the summer body you are looking for. There are a huge amount of diets to choose from, but the bottom line is this: weight loss occurs when you burn more calories than you take in, regardless of which diet you choose. The best advice is to eat healthy, well balanced meals to keep your energy level up and your body in top shape to exercise. One thing to keep in mind about dieting, diets does not involve starving yourself as starving yourself can actually cause you to gain weight, as your body fights back, so be sure to eat regular meals, but in sensible portions.

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