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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.

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"
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!

by Andrew Kobylarz

Photo Credit, Mihhailov, Foodswing

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