After two years of the pandemic, this year will be life outside once again. Are you ready for that?
Whether you’re going to music festivals, spending your time at the beach, or just relaxing at a pool, this year will be incredible. We are coming out to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
As we know, June starts off the summer season, and we have only a limited time to do all the work. So here are four steps to get that summer body as you work out, sweat, eat and tone your gorgeous, glowing body.
1. Know and learn about your body.
The first and foremost thing you should know is your body composition. Body composition measures the percentage of fat compared to the rest of your body’s mass (muscle, bone, and water). Knowing your body fat percentage allows you to understand and learn about what workout or diet plan will work best for you.
There are unlimited resources and calculators to know your body mass and body fat percentage on the internet. Utilise one of them to know your readings, or get them with body fat callipers to get started on your summer body. Finally, you can create a plan with weekly targets to help you reach your desired body.
2. Consume macro-balanced, healthy meals.
Losing weight or toning your body is not possible without consuming a diet that gives you the necessary nutrients. With a busy schedule, it is increasingly getting hard to prepare your meals and be mindful of what you consume.
Eating a healthy diet full of lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will boost your metabolism and give you the energy to power through your workouts. You should also avoid overly processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of alcohol. They can damage all your efforts to lose weight and tone your body.
That’s where Fortify Meal Plans come in. With a variety of Meal Plans for different calorie limits to dietary restrictions, we have a plan for everyone. And the best part is the fact you can focus on your workout and recovery while we prep your meal for you.
3. Add more cardio into the mix
Cardio is the perfect way to burn fat and lose weight. Add more cardio every day and watch that body transform before your eyes. For example, a power walk around the park, cycling around the city, or some time in the pool or a kickboxing class can help your heart rate up and running. Just make sure that the activity is from a moderate to high-intensity level.
In addition to that, cardio improves your mood and releases endorphins to make you feel great. And that’s an easy win in our books.
4. Drink enough water for your body.
Finally, the best tip we all give you is to drink enough water for your body. Getting into that habit of drinking water instead of a sugary drink will get you that summer body.
Too much water can cause you to bloat and disrupt your body’s electrolyte balance. And too little water can cause constipation, headaches, increased body weight and make your skin dull and dehydrated. We don’t need either for our perfect summer body.
Most doctors recommend we consume two litres or six glasses of water. But the best way to decide is by comparing it with our activity level. Make sure not to wait until you’re thirsty to start drinking water because thirst is your body’s way of signalling that it’s already dehydrated.
Remember, your body protected you throughout this pandemic, and it’s important to be realistic about your body and not push your body too much. Transforming your body takes time, patience, and rest.
With Fortify Meal Plans, you get all the time you need to focus on your body, workout and recovery. Find the best Fortify Meal Plans for your lifestyle, calorie requirement and dietary restrictions. It’s time you keep meal prep off your schedule and enjoy delicious, healthy meals every mealtime. Visit our website at fortify.com.mt or contact us at +356 9970 3475 on WhatsApp now.