Summer is just around the corner and for many women that means one thing: bikini season. During the winter, it’s easy to hide under a chunky sweater and stray from our dedicated plans to visit the gym or eat healthy. Now that weather is warming up, there is nowhere to hide! This is the time everyone wants to be in top shape.

Then again, who has the time to spend hours with a trainer or cooking healthy meals? Here are five easy ways to slim down and get beach-ready!

Eat Breakfast

You might think you are saving a few calories, but the truth is that skipping breakfast can set your diet plans to fail for the rest of the day. Eating breakfast allows you to build up your metabolism so your body is able to burn more calories throughout the day. You can stay full all morning by eating a breakfast that is packed with protein and good carbs (whole grains like oats or whole-wheat toast).

10 Minute Workout

With just 10 minutes a day, you can start to slim your belly with the Tummy Tuck Belt. After applying the Thermal Accelerator Cream to your midsection, pull on the belt, which is made of soft, space-age material designed to flatten and compress your belly. Then it’s up to you — you can wear the belt while exercising or just around the house! In just a few weeks, the idea of getting into a bathing suit and hitting the beach won’t seem so bad after all!

Drink more water

It’s recommended to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day – this will increase your energy levels and metabolism. Also flush out toxins from your body and keep your skin looking fresh and clear. Cut down on sugary soda, juices, and fancy coffee drinks. Even diet soda includes a lot of sodium which can bloat your body. Water will fill you up and you will end up eating less throughout the day. Consider drinking a glass of water right before each meal.

Fill-up on Foods that Fight Belly Fat

Fruits and vegetables that contain water can help the body get rid of excess water and bloat. Adding fruits and veggies like tomatoes, grapes, pears, watermelon to your daily intake will flush out excess bloat, leaving you feeling slimmer. Other veggies like carrots and celery sticks are great for snacking and they will leave you with less of an urge to fill up on fattening treats throughout the day. Fun fact – a single stalk of celery only has one calorie, and when you consume it you are actually burning more calories than the food itself.

Get your Zzz’s

Did you know that getting an adequate night of sleep can actually help to balance your appetite? Most people don’t realize it but when they are sleep-deprived they tend to eat more. More sleep also can reduce anxiety and stress, two major factors that often contribute to belly fat. Most importantly, a good night of sleep gives you the energy you need to power through your workout the next day. Regulate your metabolism and curb unnecessary cravings by getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

Don’t Give Up

When dieting, it’s easy to fall off the wagon occasionally. Whether you hit the drive-up-window after a long day at work or couldn’t resist that piece of birthday cake last weekend, it’s important to stay positive and not give up. Take things one day at a time, and don’t get down on yourself over a slip-up. Instead of abandoning your diet altogether, make an effort to get back on track the next day. Plan your meals ahead of time to avoid a repeat situation, and add a few minutes to your workout routine to compensate for the extra calories. With the right attitude and persistence, you can find the success you want through dieting.

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