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Summer is here and it’s time to have some fun in the sun. This is the season to explore new places and cool it off on the beach. And if you are worried about sporting that bikini, a few simple tweaks in your diet and exercise plan can work wonders for your figure. Rule 1 – Going hungry will not help you lose those extra calories but a healthy diet and regular total-body workout could make a world of difference. So ladies, get ready to flaunt that beach body in a bikini. Here’s how you can achieve your goal. Also Read - BWF Freezes Rankings Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Standings Backdated to March 17 to be Basis For Entry in Future Events



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1. Tweak your diet

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Your body is what you eat. Feed it well and you will look svelte.  Slight changes in your diet will go a long way in making sure your body is both bikini-ready as well as healthy from the inside. Banish processed foods and carbonated drinks. Include more fiber-rich foods such as fruits, cereals and lentils. Also include more protein than carbs in your diet and eliminate sugar. You’ll be surprised how quickly the scales move.

2. Pick a workout you actually like

There are different types of exercise to get your body in shape like Pilates, Crossfit and Aerobics.  Pick a workout you love doing and it won’t be a drag to exercise. A total body workout will help you increase your endurance as well as strengthen your core muscles. If you love to dance, Zumba can be your pick or if you want something more peaceful, join a yoga class. And if pumping iron the old school way is your choice, join a gym.

3. Drink more water

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There is a reason why celebs never forget to mention just how drinking water is the secret to their fab body. This zero-calorie drink is simply the best and works wonders. Drink water to flush out toxins and to remain hydrated during the summer. Make sure you drink eight glasses of water in a day to maintain body fluid balance. A simple trick is to drink water before eating as it will make you feel full and you may eat less food. What’s more, water is excellent for keeping your skin looking youthful.

4. Prevent bloating

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Bloating is retention of water or gas in the mid-section of the body. This is a nuisance when you want to wear your favorite bikini. You can beat bloating by drinking water with fresh lemon juice, peppermint tea and eating yogurt. Adding rosemary to you tea will also help in preventing bloating. Parsley is an excellent remedy for gas, so add it to you food to reduce bloating.

5. Choose the right bikini

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You should choose a swimsuit according to your body type to highlight your best feature. Ladies with hourglass figure can select a swimsuit to emphasize their waistline. If you have a pear-shaped body, you can select one-shouldered swimsuit as it will emphasize your collarbone. If you have an apple-shaped body, highlight the bottom half of the body.

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