Dream to flaunt your fabulous figure whether posing for a selfie or app-free in real life? It is within your reach. Just focus on the good-old stuff: Optimising your overall health, fitness and well-being. Here are 5 tips for a swoon-worthy silhouette to start today!
FUEL UP RIGHT
Slimming down starts in the morning to jump-start your fat-torching engine. To shed pounds and keep it off for life, there is no getting around the golden rule that you have to eat breakfast. Fuelling your body with nutrient-dense foods like oatmeal with berries and almonds or yogurt parfait with walnuts toppings literally wakes up your metabolism.
Besides ensuring regular morning start-ups, studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids give a metabolism tune-up by balancing blood sugar and reducing inflammation. There is also evidence that omega-3s stimulate leptin, the hormone that signals your brain that you are full to prevent unhealthy cravings and snack-scavenging. Aim for at least one rich source of omega-3 (like salmon and tuna) into your diet everyday. Not a fan of fishy-burp? Try flaxseed or walnuts instead.
If you have been (barely) surviving on an apple a day, only to see your weight plateau and energy levels plummet as your metabolism stalls – don’t fall into the weight roller coaster trap by chowing down on Krispy Kremes you’ll regret in a second. The open secret to staying lean is eating proten-rich real food, and enjoying it! By filling your plate with quality proteins in place of refined carbs, you will feel full, satisfied and energised for longer without a post-lunch food coma with a rapid sugar spike and hunger-inducing sugar crash. Moreover, our body burns more calories digesting proteins than fats or carbohydrates, so dress up your meals and snacks with eggs, lean meat or protein-rich alternatives like hemp seeds, quinoa, edamame and greek yogurt.
Not only does lean toned limbs look good, we need to maintain good muscle mass (which unfortunately gets lost naturally with age) to burn calories more efficiently. With more muscle, the resting metabolism rate increases which translates to more kcal torched even when you are just breathing. Although our metabolism influences our body’s energy expenditure, it is also what the total amount of physical activity that ultimately determine your weight. The more active you are, the more calories you burn. So try to add light strength-training exercises to your usual aerobic workouts, or even simple daily activities (like housework, gardening or washing your car) help to blast the blub away.
CUT THE BLOAT
Tea-tox to a delicious flat tummy. There are a number of things you can add to your daily hydration regimen that will not only boost the taste, they help to flush harmful toxins out of your body. An example is the SW1 Purification Cleanse, a sugar-free, low-calorie, all-natural drink that consists of natural herbs to give your metabolism some fat-incinerating oomph while gently flushing out the toxins and rebuild your body’s natural defenses against oxidative stresses with powerful antioxidants to make you feel better from inside out.
ZOOM IN ON STUBBORN FAT
The ugly truth is, we all have stubborn lumps and bumps such as muffin tops, love handles, bingo wings and bra fat. Proper diet and exercise are often not enough to keep these resistant bulges away. Get rid of stubborn fat by literally *cough* doing nothing! Coolshape effectively reduces body fats using the scientific principle of ‘Cryolipolysis’. This FDA approved, non-surgical body contouring treatment freezes stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise, which is then naturally eliminated from the body. The treatment also has no downtime and minimal discomfort. Only a few sessions and you can show off the body you’ve always dreamed of! Speak to your doctor to learn more about the procedure.
TIGHTEN AND TONE UP
Complete the beauty gym experience with a cellulite and skin smoothie with ONDA, the world’s first microwave fat busting and skin tightening treatment. Their patented Coolwaves are are absorbed by collagen fibers which removes cellulite, at the same time more elastic collagen is stimulated, effectively smoothening out the skin. The heat produced in the dermis by Coolwaves causes immediate collagen shrinkage and skin tightening, resulting in a remarkably compact and toned effect!