Healthy Ways To Lose Weight this Prom + Summer!

June 15, 2015


Yes, I know that some of you are still studying, and this is not as important, so I am not going to completely contradict your parents and say, "forget about school, let's get slim and bikini ready!" But I am saying "when you have your revision breaks, think about summer break..."

Same for you Prom goers. Prom season is here and for some of you maybe it's over, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't still be having a healthy lifestyle!

So here are some tips on staying healthy as we lead up to summer!

1. Set specific goals

Yes, saying, "I want to lose weight" is a goal, but it definitely isn't a specific. 
Take time out of your day to pick a healthy ideal weight, measurement or size which is achievable. You could even tell yourself "I want to be able to touch my toes by June 28th!" That's a goal in itself. 
Then weigh yourself. If you are 150lbs and you want to be 100lbs by the end of the month, that isn't healthy at all, and you should rethink your goal. You could change the timescale or the goal. Tip: it is okay to lose no more than around 2-3 kg per week. Weight loss is a slow process!


2. Figure out how you are going to achieve your goal

I did this by creating a whole playlist of workout videos on YouTube and whenever I wanted to work out I could play a different video.
If you want to lose weight, try fat burning workouts and dance workouts.
If you are interested in toning up and/or building muscle, try muscle strengthening and conditioning workouts.
For flexibility, look for Yoga and Pilates workouts. 

3. Meal Prep

If you haven't heard of meal prepping before, then it is basically preparing your food days ahead of when you want to eat it.
So it is Monday morning and you are starving! Today is the day you designated to be your healthy day, and for breakfast you planned that low fat yoghurt with granola and fruit (perfect healthy tumblr breakfast) when you open the fridge and- what!? That yoghurt expired 3 weeks ago. 
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A great example of why you should meal prep! You really need to meal prep if you want to get the most out of your healthy eating. Every Saturday or Sunday, pick up everything you want to have for the next week. That means nothing that will finish in a day or two. 
Meal planning can take up some time, but here are some tips!
   Know what you like- this will really help you get into the plan. Just keep in mind foods that you want to eat, and don't focus on the foodstuffs that you like, not the things you know are healthy
   Sit down and make a menu- take a pen or paper, or your laptop or phone. Then plan a day by day menu for yourself, consisting a couple of treats and things that you like. It does take a while, but it is a lifesaver for you
   Set a budget- set an amount you want to spend each week on food. This benefits you so much when you want to buy something unplanned that you don't need!

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4. Go Vegan/Vegetarian/Peskartarian

Lots of people won't consider these options because it can be kind of stressful and sometimes unenjoyable because of the restrictions on your diet but you will lose weight this way.

Recently, I got in contact with Slendertoxtea and will be partnering with them soon for a giveaway! 
Teatox are cleanses and detox drinks that come in the form of teas which you drink usually everyday for a certain amount of time.
If you plan on going down the route of detoxes, please make sure that you are still doing exercise, have a healthy diet and do it consistently to get the best results. This is so that you can be the best on the beach or at prom!


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4 comments

  1. I think this is a really helpful post for people who are trying to lose weight in a healthy way!

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  2. Love all this valuable info! I am also a follower on Instagram and a fan as well!

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  3. This is such good advice, I genuinely never considered going vegetarian or vegan, but then I'm not sure I could have the will power to stick to it:p But meal planning is something I definitely should do more :) Really want to try teatoxing as well! x
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