You?ve found a perfectly sexy Halloween costume that flaunts your best assets, but you want to slim down just a little bit extra. We?ve collected five of the best ways to slim down quickly before your main event. Many times results can be maintained long term with healthy eating and exercise habits.
Eat Your Veggies
Loading up on vegetables is helpful in losing weight quickly because they?re high in fiber. The fiber fills you up and stimulates digestion. It will help you stay away from snacks while ensuring your digestive process is working optimally. Vegetables with lean protein, like beans, also keep you fuller, longer. You digest them slowly, so they offer sustained energy. They also have low sugar content, so you won?t get hungry from a blood sugar spike.
Don?t Forget the Fruit
Eating fruit can help you lose a little extra puffiness before slipping into your slinky costume, too. Some fruits are high in fiber and help curb your appetite, like apples. Others, like melons, have a high water content. They?ll help flush your system while providing a filling snack. Bananas, grapefruit, and oranges are high in potassium, which will help you banish bloating due to water retention and aid in flushing sodium from your body.
Replace a Meal with a Shake
Reducing your caloric intake will help reduce the waistline. Find a good protein shake that you can use to replace breakfast or lunch (or maybe even both). Use an unsweetened almond or soy milk rather than milk to further reduce the calories you are taking in.
Cut Out Sodium
Nearly all adults in America eat too much sodium in their normal diet. Limiting or eliminating sodium has both short and long term health benefits. High sodium intake can lead to high blood pressure and for some that can lead to cardiovascular disease and death. The reason is that sodium causes the body to retain fluid. Extra fluid can put stress on the heart. Cutting sodium over the long term is a smart choice for anyone. If you eliminate it completely a few days before an event and continue drinking water, your body will release the extra fluid and reduce the bloating.
Use a Tightening, Toning & Firming Body Wrap
With results as little as 45 minutes after application and progressive results over a period of 72 hours, this solution is perfect for some last-minute firming before Halloween. It Works Ultimate Body Applicator is a cloth wrap made with natural ingredients. It can be applied to those trouble zones, like your tummy or thighs, to tighten, minimize cellulite, and help to firm up the jiggly spots.
Before dramatically changing your diet or physical activity level, be sure to check with your doctor.