Summer is almost here. To stay comfortable in the warm summer temperatures, it’s essential to have the right wardrobe of sleeveless tops, shorts and bathing suits. Don’t feel ready to don a bathing suit and hit the beach or pool? Don’t worry, you still have time to prepare.
If you want to slim down before it’s time to strip down, try these tips from Drs. Tripti Burt and Neena Will of Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Laser Centre.
Tighten Up Your Diet
Fitness guru and author of Slim for Life Jillian Michaels advises the “Four-by-Four” rule: Eat four times a day (breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner), four hours apart, and don’t skip any meals. Stick with fresh fruits and veggies and lean proteins, and eliminate sugar, alcohol and processed foods. Keep your bathing suit (or a picture of you wearing it) in plain view as a reminder to stick to clean, healthy foods.
Sneak In Exercise
To stay healthy and lean, you should create and follow a regular exercise routine that includes cardio, weight lifting and stretching components. Kick your efforts up a notch by doing quick bursts of lunges, squats or ab exercises while you watch television, or while you wash the dishes.
Undergo Cosmetic Treatment
If you’ve always felt that your breasts were too small for your body frame, or you noticed that they’ve shrunk after having children, consider breast enhancement with the placement of saline or silicone implants. Schedule a breast augmentation consultation at our practice to learn more.
Or, if you are unhappy with the body contouring results you’ve achieved through diet and exercise, our practice offers surgical and nonsurgical treatment options to sculpt your abdomen, thighs and buttocks. We can recommend the option that is best for you after performing a physical examination and discussing your needs.
Permanently Remove Unwanted Hair or Veins
As you anticipate the summer months, you may think about getting rid of unwanted hair or veins permanently. However, don’t wait too long to look into it; laser hair removal and vein removal are not “one-and-done” procedures. You may need to have several treatment sessions before seeing noticeable results. Schedule a consultation to learn more today.
Bonus Tips and Tricks
- If you have a big vacation or event coming up, book a spray tan. Tanned skin looks leaner.
- Up your intake of natural diuretics (e.g., cucumbers, asparagus, lemon, green tea) to get rid of bloat.
- Keep an eye on your posture — standing up straighter and tightening your core muscles can make you look slimmer.
- Although it may sound counterintuitive, drink lots of water to flush out water weight.