Summer weather can be a great time to enjoy the sunshine, beaches, and local pool, but unfortunately, many women spend the summer months cooped up because they aren’t confident enough to put on a swimsuit and go enjoy themselves. Don’t let low self-confidence hold you back this summer—find out how to put on your bikini or swimsuit with pride.

1. Maintain A Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight will help you feel confident when you put on your swimsuit. The following smart habits can help:

  • Take the stairs whenever you have the opportunity
  • Eat breakfast every day
  • Avoid snacking late at night
  • Eat a balanced diet instead of getting most of your food from carbohydrates
  • Drink water instead of soda or juice
  • Prepare healthy snacks like carrot sticks, apple slices, and almonds to curb hunger throughout the day
  • Socialize with friends who support your goals and encourage you to make progress

2. Improve Your Muscle Tone

Looking great in a swimsuit is about much more than being thin, good muscle tone will also help you wear that bikini with confidence. To improve your muscle tone, get protein from Greek yogurt, milk, nuts, and fish, then work strength training into your daily workouts.   Yoga, Pilates, swimming, weightlifting, and boxing can all improve your muscle tone and add definition to your body. Pick an activity that you enjoy, or rotate through a few of your favorites to prevent burn out and boredom.

3. Prevent Bloating

Even very thin people can face bloating which makes tight clothing uncomfortable and less attractive.  To avoid bloating, stay hydrated, eat slowly, avoid eating too much dairy,  don’t drink carbonated beverages, don’t overeat, and avoid swallowing too much air while chewing gum. This will help you avoid the discomfort and self-consciousness that comes with a bloated tummy.

4. Use Liposuction to Target Stubborn Spots

For those places that exercise and a healthy diet can’t budge, liposuction can be a great solution. This procedure targets excess fat, especially around the hips, abdomen, and thighs. It works best if you’re already at a stable weight, but want to eliminate stubborn bulges.  Visit Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery to learn more about this option.  

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