Start Getting in Shape for Summer: How to

Start Getting in Shape for Summer: How to

If every year when the warmer breeze starts flowing in at the end of spring and you suddenly get a terrible gut feeling when you realise you’re going to have to start wearing less clothes and you really don’t feel in shape, then do something about it now. If you start changing your way of life now, come summer you’ll be feeling confident and looking radiant. It is a horrible feeling when you feel like you have to hide away yourself as you don’t feel you look your best. Snap out of that this year, and make yourself feel and look the best ever. By making a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle and diet now, you’ll soon get in to the routine of it. The hardest bit is veering yourself away from the usual fatty meals that you can’t help but love, such as fry ups and chips. Give yourself one day off a week that you allow yourself to pig out and eat whatever you please. After a few weeks of eating healthier all the other days, you’ll slowly realise that even on your days off you don’t reach for as nearly many of the sugary fatty bad stuff that you used to love. Cleanse your pallets and toughen your tums, and start getting yourself in shape for summer season, and so on.

Start Getting in Shape for Summer: How to

Swap Snacks

If you feel the need to snack between meals and usually reach out for biscuits or crisps, or even stodgy toast, then there are plenty of healthier options you should be trying. Swap that biscuit for a piece of fruit. It is important for everyone to get there 5 a day, so swag your 5 bad snacks for 5 healthy good snacks. In the morning, bananas are a great snack as they are full of fibre and energy, helping motivate you throughout the day. They are also pleasantly filling in comparison to other fruits so you’ll be full until lunch time. Another great healthy snack is mixed nuts. Not the salted peanut packets that you find behind the bar in pubs. Look in super markets in the section where the dried fruit is and you’ll usually find a variety of nuts in bags. Swap that crisp bag for a mixed nut bag, and you’ll be getting a far more healthy and nutritious snack in to your daily routine.

Keep Hydrated

Often when we think we’re hungry we’re actually dehydrated. So, if you feel that you can’t understand why you’re always so hungry all the time it’s probably because you haven’t been drinking enough regularly. Water is the healthiest drink option to be had across the day as it is full of health benefits for your body, and helps your digestive system. Many people forget that majority of a cup of tea is water, so by drinking tea you are getting the h2o that you need. Try not to drink too much milk in your cups of tea. Although milk is full of healthy stuff such as calcium for your bones, it is also high in calories so should only be drank in small amounts. Fruit juices are also a very popular drink but are extremely high in sugar so should be drunk as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, and in small portions.

Low Carbs

If you feel tired and bloated a lot of the time you’ll probably find that this is because you eat too many carbohydrates. Although carbohydrates are brilliant for warming us up in winter and making us nice and full, they are high in calories so should be eaten in small doses. Carbs are typically found in wheat products such as bread, pasta and also found in rice and potatoes. When you do eat carbs, opt for wholemeal products as these are better for you and more nutritious. If you are serious about losing weight, limit yourself to one meal a day with a small amount of carbs. Morning or lunch are the best times to eat your most fatty foods as they provide you with the energy you need to keep you afloat throughout the day. It is also gives your body time to burn it off and digest it properly for the evening. Keep your evening meal light with no carbs, so meat or fish accompanied by a salad or mixed vegetables. A lean evening meal will help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and slimmer frame.


Eating healthier is a great step in the direction, but to truly get your body in shape you will have to do some sort of exercise to build up your strength and reduce the fat. For people with disabilities, many feel it’s difficult to exercise and may want to but don’t know how. In your area you’ll be surprised at how many fantastic facilities are on offer for those who need disabled access. Many gyms are fully equipped with exercise spaces and facilities that will tailor your needs. There are also many accessible classes that take place within local gyms that could be a great weekly activity for you. There is plenty of information available online about your local accessible sports facilities but here are a few to help you on your way

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