Sit on the ground, your knees bent, heels planted, and your torso leaned back at a 90-degree angle. If you'd like, you can hold a dumbbell in both hands at your navel. Keeping your hips steady and your abs engaged, twist your torso to the right as far as you can, then twist back, passing the center position to twist to the left as far as you can. Keep this movement controlled and continue twisting to the right, then left for the duration of the exercise.
I'm going to keep things super simple and boil your nutrition tips down to just two. And they both have to do with drinking.
1. Drink more water. Drink it constantly. Just sip at a water bottle all day long. Keep it fresh by opting for fruit-infused or sparkling varieties. Water keeps you hydrated, helps stave off false hunger pangs, keeps your metabolism revving at its optimum level, and keeps your mouth occupied. All good things.
2. Don't drink your calories. I know you've heard it before, but if a beach trip is on the horizon, now is not the time to consume a full day's worth of calories in liquid form. A 500-calorie coffee in the morning and a 500-calorie margarita at night, bookending your well-meaning juices, full-fat dairy, and (gasp!) soft drinks sprinkled throughout the day, do not a happy body make. Liquid calories don't fill you up, which means you're still going to end up with the munchies. Stick to water (see tip #1), black coffee, and plain tea.
Of course there are lots of other ways you can adjust your diet to maximize results leading up to a beach trip, but if you've waited this long, there's certainly no sense in starving yourself now. And frankly, who wants to be hangry when heading to the beach? Keep eating, focus on lots of fruits and veggies, and think of all the fun you'll have playing in the water.
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