For as long as many of us have gone to high school, the word “fat” was the most offensive thing that could pass a person’s lips. As we grew older, advertisements and supermarkets jumped on the bandwagon of “fat-free” and “low fat”, it was enough to believe nothing “whole” or “full” would ever be part of anyone’s diet. It’s hard to imagine now that people are preaching about diets such as the ketogenic diet which has a heavy focus on eating fat with every meal!
While it’s still not recommended by anyone to eat a cheeseburger or a pint of ice-cream on the regular (although #selfcare #treatyoself!), we are advised to include healthy fats to our diet such as avocado, egg yolks and coconut oil.
You see, your body needs fats – good, healthy fats as a source of energy. It helps you absorb vitamins, minerals and acts as a protective agent for your cell membrane to help build and sheath your organs. Sounds incredibly sexy, we know.
There’s always the misconception that if you are looking to lose weight, you should cut back on the fats in your diet but you can really lose fat by eating fat, you just need to do it right.
The real golden question is, how do I start adding more healthy fats to my diet?
Let’s get basic – fat basic
If you’re not sure where to start, let’s start from the beginning. On your next trip to the grocery store, be sure to add the following to the list.
Omega-3 fatty fish such as salmon and sardines
Full-fat dairy (yes, you definitely read right) such as milk or yogurt
These are some of the basic staples you can add to your daily meals to get the right amount of healthy fats without giving a second thought. Start your morning with a healthy breakfast with scrambled eggs (add a dash of full-fat milk to get a fluffy texture), add some butter to the pan for extra flavour, a slice of avocado toast with a side of Morning Boost with a lemon slice.
For lunch, go for a simple salad with any kind of greens (spinach, romaine lettuce or kale), add half an avocado drizzled with half a lemon, add in some protein (chicken breast or tofu) and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds or walnuts. Et voila!
End the night with an oven-baked salmon drizzled with lemon, add half a cup of brown rice (when the water has evaporated you can add in a small slither of butter to bring out a little flavour) and add some veggies to the mix.
Don’t forget to end the night with a Night Cleanse and plenty of water to make sure you’re hydrated.
Add more fatty oils to your kitchen
When cooking in the kitchen, people tend to get a little scared of oil but it’s the easiest way to add healthy fats to your diet without a second thought. Whether you are cooking up a storm in a pan, needing a drizzle of something for flavour on your salads – or needing some TLC on your skin and hair, these oils belong on your shelf.
Don’t be shy – get a little nutty
Sometimes three meals a day isn’t enough to satisfy us, especially when we have a packed day at school/work, workouts and social lives. We need to be able to keep our energy up without resorting to chips, cookies and coffee as a pick-me-up. Goings nuts is the best way forward, we mean – eating nuts. Whether it’s almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, we really could go on – there is no better way to fuel up than on these bad boys.
Word of caution, a palm size of nuts contains more than enough healthy fats to keep you satisfied. Try something different by mixing a variety of nuts into Greek yogurt (full-fat of course!) and a drizzle of honey for a delicious snack. Yum!
Go easy on yourself – it takes time
Making a change to your diet can make you feel different in the beginning, adding new ingredients or reducing food groups can cause bloating, or discomfort. Don’t let this discourage you, it takes time for your body to settle and get used to all the new foods you are introducing.
Drinking Morning Boost and Night Cleanse will definitely help your body during this transition. With its all-natural blend, Morning Boost will give you the boost your metabolism needs to keep the engine running and the Night Cleanse will help your body relax at night, helping you flush out any toxins and bloating the following morning.
Looking for something to snack on while you sip on your SkinnyMint teas? Well maybe you should go buy a lotto ticket because it’s your lucky day! From hunger busting breakfasts to pre-bedtime treats, we’ve tracked down four super-delicious, easy peasy, totally healthy recipes that perfectly complement our Morning Boost and Night Cleanse teas. No chef’s training required!
Make-Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfait
With juicy berries and creamy yogurt, these pre-prepared breakfast parfaits are a dream pairing with Morning Boost’s fresh, fruity Guarana, green tea and dandelion flavors.
Ingredients (1 serve)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/3 gluten-free rolled oats
6oz Green Yogurt
2 tablespoons milk of choice
1 cup frozen berries and fruit
Spoon 6oz of Greek yogurt into a bowl.
Add 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats.
Add 1 teaspoon chia seeds and 2 tablespoons of milk (dairy or almond/rice).
Stir it all together.
Spoon ½ the mix into a mason jar or tall container.
Add ½ – 1 cup of frozen fruit and berries of choice.
Layer on remaining yogurt mixture and top with more fruit.
Store in fridge overnight, then dig in! (These will last up to 3 days.)
Smashed avo is always a popular breakfast option, but it’s even better teamed with ripe, juicy tomatoes and fresh, zingy basil. And do you know what basil tastes really great with? Green tea – one of the energising ingredients in the Morning Boost blend!
Ingredients (2 serves)
1 clove garlic
1/2 lime (or lemon)
1 tablespoon chopped basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 slices whole-grain bread
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Toast bread to your liking
Cut avocado in half, remove pit, spoon flesh into a bowl. Squeeze in half the lemon/lime. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Mash it all up with a fork.
Dice the tomato and chop up the garlic and basil. Mix everything in a separate bowl, then drizzle with the oil.
Spoon avo mash over the 2 pieces of toast, and top with the tomato-garlic-basil mixture. Dig in!
After eating healthily all day, it’s sooo tempting to treat yourself with some chocolate in front of the TV. Now you can, guilt-free, with this healthy raw choc recipe! Cacao and peppermint are a match made in heaven, so these chocolate buttons taste oh so good with SkinnyMint Night Cleanse!
½ cup coconut nectar or honey, or stevia to taste
1 cup raw cocoa butter (chopped), or coconut oil
1 cup unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To top: quinoa puffs, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut
Melt cacao butter in bowl of a double boiler
Remove from heat, whisk in cacao powder, coconut nectar and extract until thickened
Spoon chocolate onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, or a silicone mat. Or fill a silicone ice cube tray.
Sprinkle toppings over chocolate.
Pop in the fridge or freezer until completely hardened. Store finished chocolates in the fridge to enjoy whenever the urge strikes.
As well as flushing out the body with senna leaves and psyllium husk, Night Cleanse is formulated with soothing lemongrass and orange leaves to help you relax before bed. For an even better chance of a great night’s sleep, try munching on walnuts. These heart-healthy nuts contain a natural sleep aid called tryptophan. And while they’re yummy alone, they’re a million times better in a healthy, naturally sweet bed-time brownie!
1 cup pitted dates]
2 cups raw walnut
3tablespoons raw cacao powder, or cocoa powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
Toss all ingredients in a food processor. Process until mixture comes together in a sticky ball. Avoid over processing as mix won’t hold together.
Line an 8×8 inch baking tray with plastic wrap or grease-proof paper.
Spread mixture into pan, flattening the top.
Place in the freezer for min 1 hour.
Remove and slice into 12 pieces.
Enjoy straight away! Store remainder in freezer and eat straight from freezer for max deliciousness.
Not a tea drinker? Maybe it’s time to reconsider. From clearer skin to better digestion and the best night’s sleep ever, tea has long been hailed for its many amazing benefits. And it tastes pretty darn delicious, too!
If you still need more convincing before boiling the kettle, here are just 11 of the endless benefits of drinking tea. Now, who’s ready for a cuppa?
1) It Keeps You Hydrated
We all know how important good hydration is for glowing skin and general health and wellbeing. So, if drinking boring old water feels like a chore, sipping a cuppa or three is a delicious hack to hit your daily H20 target.
2) It’s Full of Antioxidants
Sun, stress, pollution, late nights – modern living can take its toll and lead to free radical damage. Meaning? Premature aging and, potentially, poor health. Thankfully, many teas are packed with antioxidants to help neutralise these free radicals. Fruity and delicious, SkinnyMint Morning Boost blend boosts antioxidant power from green tea, dandelion AND nettle leaves. Keeping you looking young and feeling great!
3) It Aids Digestion
To keep things, um, moving along, staying hydrated is super important. Some common tea ingredients can also help, relieving constipation and reducing bloating, gas and tummy pain. SkinnyMint Night Cleanse is specially formulated to cleanse the body and promote digestion. Power ingredients include ginger root and peppermint, natural digestive aids with anti-bloating benefits, and natural laxatives senna leaf and psyllium husk.
4) It Reduces the Risk of Disease
If you want to keep your heart healthy, all signs point to tea. Green and black tea are believed to reduce heart disease risk, while green tea is high in cholesterol-lowering catechins. Studies also reveal drinking tea may lower your risk of stroke.
5) It Helps You Sleep
While you should avoid caffeinated drinks in the evening, sipping on herbal tea can help you drift off. Choose teas with soothing ingredients to relax the body and help your busy mind unwind. As well as detoxifying, Night Cleanse promotes better sleep with orange leaves and lemongrass.
6) It Gives You Energy
On the flip side, teas with caffeine can give you just as much of a boost as your morning cup of Joe. Without the added calories of milk or cream. Morning Boost contains naturally energising guarana fruit, yerba mate and green tea to get you up and at ‘em.
7) It Helps You Manage Your Weight
If you’re not adding milk or sugar, your cuppa is literally calorie- and guilt-free! So, consider swapping that juice or soda for herbal tea to shed some pounds. Often, sipping on a fruity, sugar-free herbal tea is all you need to satisfy that sweet tooth! Ingredients like yerba mate also help curb appetite and boost the metabolism, while green tea accelerates fat burning, and guarana promotes weight loss.
8) It Promotes Clear Skin
Good news for acne sufferers: certain teas can reduce breakouts by boosting circulation and flushing out toxins. The hawthorn berries found in Night Cleanse help with circulation and digestion, while the lemongrass has powerful antibacterial properties that can ease acne flare-ups.
9) It Can Relieve Period Pain
Instead of reaching for the chocolate when your next period rolls around, try sipping on herbal tea. Ingredients such as licorice root (found in Night Cleanse) can help soothe those painful menstrual cramps. Without giving you spots.
10) It Reduces Stress & Anxiety
There is something deeply calming about sipping on tea, particularly if it’s packed with the right ingredients. Found in Night Cleanse, lemongrass is a natural (and yummy) relaxant, while hawthorn berries help relieve anxiety.
Hi babes! How’s your summer treating you? Are you having the best summer, or do you feel like you’ve hit a bit of a slump, mentally and physically? No matter which direction you feel, we want to make sure you are feeling the best version of yourself – after all, there’s no one better than you!
Starting on the 16th of July to 12th of August, we’re going to be posting tips and tricks for you to do on our social media page (IG, FB). From DIY recipes and easy how-to guides to give you a boost, we’re also going to have a weekly challenge for you to take part in on your social media page!
With every challenge you complete, you’ll stand the chance to win some goodies. Unlimited prizes and unlimited winners!
So, are you ready?
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
Take a before picture of yourself in Week 1 (from 16th of July onwards) to qualify.
Keep a lookout on our Facebook and Instagram (insert pages) for the weekly challenges
Each challenge photo must include the relevant hashtags (#xx, #xx, #xx), and don’t forget to tag @skinnymintcom and make sure your account is public so we can see it!
Post your challenge picture before Sunday of each week to stand a chance to win*
Take an after photo in Week 4 to complete the 28-Day Challenge and stand a chance to win Super Fat Burning Gummies (worth USD $50).*
*Terms & Conditions:
Only featured pictures on our pages will be sent the weekly prize
Prizes may not be exchanged
Prizes may 6-7 business days to arrive
In order to win the Super Fat Burning Gummies for the Before and After picture, you must complete all the weekly challenges as well.
Only one prize is redeemable per week
In the event of any dispute, the decision of SkinnyMint is final.
For 20-year-old Starbucks shift leader Angela, a teatox was the perfect way to boost her energy and banish belly bloat. Today, she’s glowing with health and she credits SkinnyMint with helping her to shed some serious pounds. Here’s her SkinnyMint journey – so inspiring!
Angela found the Teatox super easy
After seeing so many great reviews online, Angela decided to try the SkinnyMint 28 Day Ultimate Teatox herself. And she found it a total breeze. “Anyone can do this!” she insists. “You just gotta dare to be gorgeous! All I did was take my morning tea every single morning, and then the Night Cleanse every other night.”
As a bonus, the Night Cleanse helped her to sleep like a baby! “The only challenge I had was taking the night cleanse every other night! I wanted to drink it every night!” she laughs.
And she had loads of energy during the day
As well as eliminating her bloating, Angela really wanted to get more energy to fuel her workouts. And she was really happy with how things turned out.
“The morning tea gives me the energy to go to the gym, and start my day off right. No coffee.” She was pleasantly surprised to not experience any headaches or dizziness or side effects. “I just felt like I could conquer anything. And that’s the best feeling in the world.”
She lost 30 pounds on her journey!
“I started off at 189 pounds, and I’m currently 159 pounds,” says Angela. “That’s a difference! I was committed and I lost so much. I’m so surprised.” She combined SkinnyMint with a clean diet, drank lots of water, and went to the gym for an hour every day. Go, Angela!
Now she’s turned over a new leaf, she’s committed to a healthier lifestyle. “I am slowly alternating into a vegan!” she says. “I am excited to change my lifestyle for the better.”
Angela wants everyone to experience SkinnyMint!
Angela found the SkinnyMint teatox amazing! “Bomb.com!” she says. “I would definitely recommend it to anyone out there who wants a head start to a healthy lifestyle. Who is just looking for maybe a couple of pounds off.”
While on the teatox, she recommends keeping a calendar and marking off each day for motivation! And taking lots of progress shots!
When It comes to bloating, it’s not just a case of ‘you are what you eat’. Because, dear SkinnyMinters, what you drink is equally as important!
Whether you’re a diet soda addict or a caffeine junkie, you might be surprised to learn how your fave bevvie stacks up. Intrigued? Read on for all the winners and losers in the battle against the bloat!
They call it a beer belly for a reason! While a daily habit can lead to a permanent paunch, even a single bottle of the yeasty beverage can lead to belly bloat! Alcohol in general causes fluid retention and puffiness, and downing a few higher-carb beers is kinda like enjoying a liquid meal. Combine that with the salty bar snacks and it’s no wonder you’ll need to undo that top button!
Found in dairy, lactose is a natural sugar that, if unable to be broken down, can cause bloating, cramping, gas and urgent trips to the bathroom. If you’re lactose intolerant or sensitive, milk, shakes and creamy lattes won’t do your troubled tum tum any favors.
It may be sugar free, but diet soda is a top bloat-causing culprit for two reasons. Firstly, it’s carbonated. The bubbles in carbonated drinks – including soda and mineral water – cause a build-up of air in the digestive tract and can cause gas and stomach distension. Secondly, the artificial sweeteners used are hard to break down.
Say it isn’t so! Unfortunately, our morning cups of Joe are quite acidic, which can cause more sensitive bellies to swell up. It also gets our bowels moving, and can exacerbate conditions such as IBS and gastritis.
Finally, a tick of approval! Thanks to its water content, tea helps you reach your daily hydration requirements and flush out your system. And fruit-flavored blends such as SkinnyMint Morning Boost also help sate your sweet tooth, without the need for added sugar.
Certain ingredients are known for their ability to ease digestive issues, such as peppermint and ginger root. These are just two of the powerful natural ingredients in Night Cleanse, the second step of the SkinnyMint Ultimate 28 Day Teatox. Sipped every second night before bed, Night Cleanse is an all-natural cleansing mix of relaxing and anti-bloating ingredients and gentle laxatives to support good digestion. In a recent survey, it helped 91% of customers feel less bloated!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so apple juice is a winner, right? Well… not exactly. Fruit juice in general is lower in beneficial fiber and higher in calories than the whole fruit. Apple juice is a double whammy, as apples are high in both fructose can AND sorbitol. Many people have problems digesting these natural sugars, particularly sorbitol. The result? Cramping, stomach pains and, you guessed it, bloating!
To keep your digestive system in good shape and your belly flat, nothing beats straight-up, uncarbonated H20! Keep an eco-friendly, refillable bottle on you at all times and aim to drink around eight 8-ounce glasses daily (although this depends on individual requirements). The best bit? It’s totally free!
Holidays are a time to chill out. But that doesn’t mean you have to treat your body like a dumpster! It IS possible to have an awesome – and healthy – holiday without tossing good habits out the airplane window.
All it takes is a little forward planning and 5 travel-friendly essentials. Pop these in your bag and you’ll be well on your way to a virtuous vacay!
Noise Cancelling Headphones
The best way to start a holiday? Arriving refreshed and well rested. And that’s not going to happen if you can’t sleep on the plane/ train/ bus/ family car trip. Especially if it’s long haul. Pack some noise cancelling headphones and nap your heart out.
If you’re taking a city break, you’ll probably be clocking up many miles each day with sight seeing. But if you’re lounging in a hammock and sipping pina coladas, your fitness levels can quickly slide!
This is where a good ol’ jump rope comes in. It’s just about the lightest, most portable piece of fitness equipment there is, gives a heart-pumping, calorie-torching workout, and you can use it anywhere. In your Airbnb, on the beach, in the hotel gym… You get the picture.
Before your midday cocktail, start the day off right with some guilt-free herbal tea. Much saintlier than your creamy latte, SkinnyMint Morning Boost is packed with energising natural ingredients, including guarana and yerba matte. With a yummy fruit taste, its healthy caffeine hit will provide the perfect boost for your day’s activities.
Sipping on the Night Cleanse blend every second night will help you nod off (thanks peppermint), and kickstart your body’s cleansing process with senna leaves and psyllium husk. It’ll also help you debloat, so you’ll look better on the beach. #winning
No matter if you’re in the sand, snow, or cement jungle, daily sunscreen application is a must for healthy and protected skin. Choose a broad spectrum, high level sunscreen that protects from both burning UVB rays, and ageing UVA rays. Take a little care now, and future you will thank you!
Super Fat Burning Gummies
Want to burn some of those excess holiday calories and boost your metabolism at the same time? Then make sure you pack your SkinnyMint Super Fat Burning Gummies! Taken in the morning, these yummy espresso flavor Power Up Gummies give an energy boost, and the pineapple flavor Hunger Buster Gummy helps beat afternoon cravings.
The Gummies’ power ingredients, green coffee bean and garcinia cambogia, have been shown in multiple studies to aid weight loss and fat loss, increase metabolism, and reduce fat absorption! So, get snacking.
How else do you like to look after your health on holidays? Tell us in the comments below.
Bikini season has arrived. Which is great news if you’ve been working on that summer body all winter long. Not so great if you’ve been living on white carbs and chocolate…
Thankfully, there are a few small but effective tricks that’ll help you look much better on the beach. So, don’t hide away inside. Read on, and get ready to show off your best ASSets!
So much of looking great at the beach or pool lies in making the right swimsuit choice! While basic black is always slimming, it can also be a bit of a snore. Large, tropical prints are a fun and flattering option, distracting the eye from problem areas. Clever color blocked swimsuits can also create an optical illusion and shave a few inches off the silhouette. And graphic patterns are also super-hot this season, including vertical stripes that elongate and slim the body.
Opt for ruching
The BFF of love handles or a little pot belly? Ruching. Ruching is fashion trickery at its best, shrinking the silhouette before your eyes. Alternatively, if you want to add some curves to a straight-up-and-down figure, opt for strategically placed ruffles.
Drink up to de-bloat
No, we’re not talking about hitting up the pool bar. For a flat belly, you’ll need to avoid fizzy drinks, lay off the beer and sugary cocktails. Instead, summer is the perfect time to flush out your body with a healthy teatox!
SkinnyMint 28 Day Ultimate Teatox contains two tasty, all-natural blends. Morning Boost is the energising, fruity tasting AM tea, made with green tea, dandelion, guarana and yerba mate. Consumed every second night, Night Cleanse kick-starts the body’s cleansing process with soothing and detoxifying ingredients including ginger root, senna leaves, lemongrass and psyllium husk.
The teas are a delicious and simple way to manage cravings and turn over a new leaf for summer. And, according to the latest survey, a huge 91% of customers felt less bloated after their SkinnyMint teatox!
Perfect your posture
A healthy diet and plenty of exercise will help you drop pounds in the long run, but good posture is also a great quick fix. Standing or sitting tall, with your core engaged, really does visibly slim the bod! Not sure if you’re getting it right? Stand with your back to the wall, with the back of your head, shoulders and heels all touching the wall. Picture your head being pulled upwards by a string. Now, try to maintain this position once you leave the wall. Not only will you look slimmer, you’ll radiate bikini body confidence!
To be your best self on the sand, you need to snack more – yes, really! But you also need to snack smart. This means salty, processed and sugary treats – prime bloating culprits – are out.
Instead, try controlling hunger and sweet cravings with sugar-free SkinnyMint Super Fat Burning Gummies. The Power Up morning gummy has a yummy espresso flavor, and contains green coffee bean – shown to boost resting metabolic rate, drive weight loss, and reduce fat absorption.* Designed to banish those afternoon hunger pangs, the Hunger Buster gummy has a delish pineapple flavor, and contains Garcinia Cambogia – known to help drive weight loss and fat loss.*
What are your tricks to look great in your bikini? Tell us in the comments below! And click here to purchase your SkinnyMint Detox Bundle!
Super Fat Burning Gummies should be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and regular exercise program for maximum results.Seek professional advice before using if you are under medical supervision. Do not consume if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary from person to person and are not guaranteed.
With summer – and bikini weather – literally around the corner, it’s time to clean up that diet! Which means ditching the creamy hot chocolate and swapping out the carby comfort food for some lighter options.
It might sound boring, but smarter snacking really is your ticket to glossier hair, clearer skin, and a stronger, slimmer bod this summer. Here are our 5 top picks for eats and drinks to prep for the warmer weather. Ready, set, snack!
Photo by Gimme Delicious
News flash: While it’s a good idea to bypass the burger bar most nights, fat is not the enemy! In fact, fat helps keep you full and reduces cravings, so consider adding some back on your plate.
Specifically, you should be enjoying the healthy fats found in foods like avocados, oily fish, nuts and olive oil. As well as helping to lower cholesterol, these foods are natural beauty supplements, giving you smooth, supple and hydrated skin.
Antioxidants help neutralise free radical damage, and have been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. They also play an important role in preventing premature aging. Or in other words, keeping those pesky wrinkles at bay!
Green tea is an antioxidant powerhouse worth sipping – it’s said to help support weight loss and brain function, among many other benefits. It’s a key ingredient in SkinnyMint Morning Boost. With a blend of 100% natural ingredients including Yerba Mate, dandelion, and guarana fruit, Morning Boost keeps you energised while you prep your summer bod with your teatox. And it also helps curb cravings with its delicious fruity taste!
Photo by Shape and Nourish Everyday
The easy way to add more antioxidants and vitamins to your diet? Add some dark leafy greens to your salad, or into your smoothie. Super low in calories but jam-packed with nutrients, foods like spinach, collard greens, arugula, and kale offer a wealth of health benefits. For starters, they contain Vitamins C and K for better immunity, glowing skin, and faster healing.
If you’re hoping to shed some pounds before things really heat up, consider adding some ginger to your diet. A natural appetite suppressant, it’s good for digestion and also helps beat the bloat. And guess what? It’s one of the ingredients in SkinnyMint Night Cleanse, the second step of your 28 Day Ultimate Teatox!
Designed to flush the body out, Night Cleanse contains a blend of soothing and cleansing natural ingredients, with 91% of customers feeling less bloated after completing their SkinnyMint teatox!*
Green coffee beans
Unlike the beans in your cup of Joe, green coffee beans haven’t been roasted or highly processed. A popular weight loss aid, they’re rich in polyphenols and help to trigger fat burning and stabilise blood sugar levels.
Green coffee bean is the key ingredient in SkinnyMint Power Up Super Fat Burning Gummies. With a yummy espresso flavor, two gummies each morning will help supercharge your fat burning and metabolism, while also boosting your energy. Follow up each afternoon with the Hunger Buster Gummies, formulated with Garcinia Cambogia – an ingredient known to drive weight loss and fat loss.
So, who’s ready to hit the beach?
*Survey results from a survey sent in September 2016 to 1659 customers who have tried the SkinnyMint Teatox.
If you’re dying for the warmer weather but not so keen on flashing that pasty winter flesh, we’ve got good news. With a little help from your friends (that’s us!), plus some simple lifestyle changes, you CAN ditch your sloppy sweaters and slip back into shape.
And you don’t have to bust your ass doing it. Here are 5 super-easy ways to start prepping that summer bikini bod in just 28 days. And feel totally amazing!
Or in other words, Just Eat Real Food. If you want to look banging in your bikini, cut the crap, bin the biscuits, and toss the junk food in the trash. Instead, concentrate on eating real whole foods – including plenty of leafy greens and colourful veg, nuts and seeds, good fats, and lean proteins. You’ll lighten up and have loads more energy, too!
Do a detox with a difference
For the perfect summer kickstart, teatox. SkinnyMint’s Detox Bundle offers awesome value by combining the best-selling Ultimate 28 Day Teatox and Super Fat Burning Gummies in one convenient bundle. Taken together, you’ll supercharge your bikini body prep!
The Teatox includes the delicious fruity Morning Boost tea, which helps energise the body and manage cravings, and the detoxifying Night Cleanse tea, which flushes out the body and reduces bloating.
Meanwhile, the Super Fat Burning Gummies are your sugar-free, fat-blasting friends! Your new fave morning snack, the espresso flavor Power Up Gummy is formulated with Green Coffee Bean. Scientific research has shown Green Coffee Bean can boost resting metabolic rate, drive weight loss and fat loss, and reduce fat absorption.
Come afternoon, the pineapple flavor Hunger Buster Gummies banishes hunger pangs. They’re formulated with power ingredient Garcinia Cambogia, which has been shown to drive weight loss and fat loss.
Move that body
If you want to lose it, you’ve got to move it. Simple. While what you eat is the most important thing when it comes to losing any stubborn weight, exercise is the only way to tone and shape that booty. Keep in mind that cardio may shed pounds, but mixing it up with strength training helps maintain muscle and keep your metabolism firing.
Stress is a real issue that impacts your physical and mental health, so it needs to be managed. Too much stress can put a strain on your relationships, and impact your sleep and diet. And constantly high levels of stress hormone cortisol contribute to excess belly fat. Argh!
Try to manage stress with yoga or meditation, treating yourself to a long hot bath, or doing whatever it is that helps you chill. Show yourself a little self-care, ladies!
To look and feel your best, sleep is super important. If you’re getting insufficient zzzs, or your sleep quality is rubbish, your energy levels and concentration will suffer. You’ll also be less likely to stick with your morning workout, and make poor food choices. So, skip the PM caffeine and turn off your devices an hour before bed!