More often than not, our desire to lose weight before an upcoming vacation becomes a last-minute sprint to the finish line. If you’d like to drop a few pounds before you hit the beach on your next getaway, and only have two weeks to go, read on. We’ve got some no-fail tips for you to tone up, lose weight, and feel more confident in just two weeks.
Prepping for a beach holiday is a lot like preparing for any big event. Take a tip from brides-to-be by abstaining from bloating foods, like beans and artificial sweeteners, for the next two weeks. Learn more bloating foods to avoid here. You can also use your meals to fight bloating, so fill you plate with tropical fruits like pineapple and papaya.
Time to Detox
Going on an all-juice cleanse isn’t exactly the smartest way to drop pounds. Instead, change your diet in a healthier way. Stick to fresh, whole foods with detoxifying properties and try an elimination diet — where you get rid of caffeine, alcohol, and certain foods — to keep you feeling energized and your digestive system happy.
Step Up Your Exercise
If you’re trying to lose a couple pounds, stepping up your workout routine may be all that it takes. And since time is of the essence, nothing gets results like sweat-inducing total-body bootcamp workouts you can do anywhere. Check out our list of bootcamp workouts that’ll be sure to blast calories fast.
Follow a Specific Plan
Want a specific plan that can help you lose four (or more) pounds by the end of the month? Check out our 1 Week Down, 1 Pound Gone plan. Full of workouts, tips, and healthy recipes, it will help you kick-start your weight-loss goals!
Speed Up Your Metabolism
Burn major calories no matter what you’re doing by increasing your metabolism. Simple things like upping your strength-training routine and eating breakfast can make your body burn more calories; read on for more tips on how to boost your metabolism.