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How to Diet for Your Beach Body

How to Diet for Your Beach Body

Summer is almost here. Are you beach body ready?

If not, then get started. We’re about two months away from warmer weather, rooftop happy hours, and weekend visits to the shore. In the next couple of weeks, you’ll be inundated with information from everyone and everything about the best diets to get you beach body ready.

How to Diet for Your Beach Body

But the real question is, which diet is the really the right one to get you your beach body?

You’ll find the answer below. Once you’re finished, you’ll learn exactly what diet is right to get you the beach body you want this summer.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What is a diet
  • What to eat
  • The Beach Body Diet

What is a diet?

A lot of people will answer this question with, “something that people go on to lose weight”. It’s like a ride that people go on for a couple of months, except you have to watch what you eat and don’t actually go anywhere. Sounds like fun! Not.

Rarely does someone answer, “It makes up what you eat on a regular basis”. Right? I mean if you’re eating certain types of food on a regular basis, then your diet is made up of those foods.

This summer try taking a look at diets as the way you eat regularly instead of restricting what you eat. You are what you eat. If you eat good food, you’ll have a good-looking body. It’s really that simple.

So what type of food do I have to eat in order to have a beach body?

What to eat to have a beach body

It’s very difficult to identify what type of food to place into your diet in order to have a good-looking body. You have to cut through the fluff to figure out what’s really good for you and what isn’t.

Cover of What to Eat

But you won’t have to do that; we’re going to make things simple for you. So don’t worry about any pills or powders to get you a beach body. You don’t need it. Here are some rules to follow:

  • Avoid processed foods.
  • Limit sugar.
  • Eat LOTS of Vegetables. They’re high in fiber so it’ll regulate your digestive system and curb your appetite.
  • Eat fruit.
  • Drink LOTS of water. Staying hydrated curbs your appetite and acts as a metabolic stimulant. So drink up.
  • Eat LOTS of lean meats like fish and chicken. Limit red meats.
  • Eat seeds and nuts moderately.

Stick to those rules on what to eat and you’ll be well on your way towards a beach body. So great, I know what to eat, now what diet should I go on in order to get a beach body?

The Beach Body Diet

There are so many diets that make the promise of six pack abs it makes finding the right information and diet a frustrating process. You’d think that with everyone following advice like cutting out bread, eating low fat foods, or six small meals a day, that they’d be the right diets to follow! But really, it’s what works for you. Eating what fits your level of activity and your lifestyle. That’s the right beach body diet.

Shocking, I know. But the beach body diet is making sure that you eat good food. And not just for a couple of months because summer is coming, but year round, because it’s healthy for you. So here is the beach body diet in a nutshell:

  • Don’t eat garbage
  • Eat good food (refer to “what to eat for a beach body”)
  • And remember to workout!

Make sure to adhere to the beach body diet so when you have to rock that bathing suit, you’ll look damn good doing it. Not just in the summer, but year round too!

Next week, we’ll go over some strategies of how to fit the beach body diet into your lifestyle. In other words, more advice on how to not make excuses to eat right and workout consistently. See you then!

What do you think?

Joe Miyaki

Written by Joe Miyaki

When I first began my adventure with fitness I was anything but the picture of health. I was very overweight and I realized it was because of eating fast food and drinking pop and beer on a regular basis. I decided to do something about it. I immersed myself in a new lifestyle and have never regretted it.

I did, however, have multiple ups and downs. It took me years to make a decision to thoroughly examine my workouts and make necessary changes.

All About the Hips

All About the Hips

Money. Ah, life would be so much easier if we all had a lot of it. Unfortunately, we all live in this place called the real world. It’s not filmed by MTV, we don’t get paid thousands of dollars to show up at a club, and we work damn hard to earn it. Bummer. So whether you’re at a grocery store, a restaurant, or on the go, the decisions you make on what to eat are largely driven by money. I don’t blame you. I do the same thing. In fact, it’s easier to make an unhealthy decision because of money. Eating unhealthy is so cheap! However, just because money is a factor in your decision-making, doesn’t mean that the end result is going to be a poor one. After you’re finished reading this article you’ll be able to not only make healthy decisions on the vegetables you buy, but sound AND economical ones too. Boom. Here’s what you’ll learn: The difference between organic and inorganic Why you should buy organic How to buy organic on a budget Picture this: You’ve arrived at the grocery store on a mission to eat healthy. Awesome. Your determination leads you towards the produce section. So far everything is looking good. While browsing around for vegetables that look appetizing, you notice that some are labeled organic and some aren’t. Mission eat healthy just turned into a total “what the fuck” moment. You’re left to wonder, what’s the difference? What’s the difference between organic and in organic? Organic is a term that refers to how the food you are purchasing is grown. Organic is the way that a producer is growing and processing their fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat. That process and growth is occurring through natural processes, which are void of synthetically manufactured chemicals. 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How to Buy Organic Vegetables on a Budget