Before you know it, swimsuit season will be here. Try not to panic.
Let me guess, you eat pretty healthy and you work out on a regular basis, but you still have “problem” areas. Areas that are all too evident in a swimsuit. How did I know? Who doesn’t have those problem areas?
Okay, I can think of a few celebrities, but I bet they didn’t do it alone… and you don’t have to either. I want to help by sharing some of my tricks and tips for getting fit without breaking the bank, specifically my homemade lose weight body wrap.
The goal isn’t for you to be rockin’ an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polkadot bikini (although if you can, good for you!), but for you to be comfortable during the summer. No, you don’t have to go out and join an expensive and intimidating gym or pay hundreds of dollars for lose weight body wraps, equipment, special food, etc.
You can get in shape and become a healthier person in the comfort of your own home using things like these DIY lose weight body wraps. Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, and 3… seriously, here are 3 steps to help you get healthier and lose weight. Here are some additional tips that may help:
When you start the journey to being healthier, it is important to keep in mind that visible and lasting changes won’t happen over night. In fact, I highly recommend using a weight loss chart to track your progress so you’ll be able to spot any success, no matter how small. A food journal may also come in handy so you can look for patterns in your eating habits. For example, you may find you tend to go a little crazy in the evening or can’t resist a 3 o’clock snack. Spotting your habits, good and bad, can allow you to make changes where needed.
Take Advantage of Freebies
If you’re concerned about your budget, be sure to check out fitness blogs, Pinterest, and other sites for free workout plans and free weight loss programs. There are plenty of people out there willing to share what worked for them… and hopefully those tactics will also work for you. In addition to exercise regimes, there are also plenty of free healthy recipes out there. Here are 25 healthy lunch recipes to show you just how tasty healthy can be!
Avoid Convenience and Trends
Pre-prepared foods shipped to you are definitely convenient, but they’re also costly. Save your money and make your own meals. Take advantage of the Internet’s plethora of free recipes and all that your grocery store has to offer. Clean eating on your own can be a challenge, but there are plenty of tips out there to help you get started. For example, here are 5 clean eating grocery list tips that may come in handy.
Another thing to watch out for when trying to improve your health and fitness level is trends. For example, it is very trendy to go have a lose weight body wrap done at a spa, and while there is nothing inherently wrong with doing so, it can be a real strain on any budget. Many professional wraps cost over $100! Another trend that can drain your wallet is juice cleanses. Buying pre-prepared juices racks up a bill fast! Instead, if there’s a trend you want to participate in, whether it is lose weight body wraps or juice cleanses, look for ways to do them at home. Here are some tips on fruit and vegetable juice cleanses.
As I’ve said (again and again), DIY can save you money. For example, you can save approximately $100 just by making a lose weight body wrap at home (versus going to a spa). The directions for this homemade lose weight body wrap are below, but before we dive right in, a few notes.
These lose weight body wraps work by making you sweat. They are not a diet and exercise plan. You should not use them constantly as they may cause dehydration and other health problems. Lose weight body wraps are meant more as a temporary spot treatment. They can help you get rid of water weight in a hurry. However, without proper diet and exercise, the lose weight body wraps will not produce meaningful, long lasting results.
As mentioned above, this DIY lose weight body wrap works by making you sweat, so it is important to monitor your hydration level during and after a wrap. You should also be aware of your body. If you’re feeling overheated and ill, remove the lose weight body wrap immediately!
Lastly, lose weight body wraps are not for children. They should not be used if you are pregnant, taking medications that can make you feel hot, or breastfeeding. If you have a health condition, consult with a doctor before using the DIY lose weight body wrap.
Well, now that I’ve scared you :), let’s whip up a cleansing juice drink and wrap ourselves up like a mummy with the lose weight body wrap!
1. Rub a thick layer of lotion on your stomach and sides.
2. Wrap plastic wrap around your middle section.
Tip: You want it to be snug but not tight.
3. Wrap the bandage around your middle section over the plastic wrap and secure it.
4. Wear a shirt over top to help keep everything in place.
6. After an hour or so remove the lose weight body wrap, rub in any remaining lotion, and check out your results.
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- Any lotion
- Plastic wrap
- Bandage wrap
- Rub a thick layer of lotion on your stomach and sides.
- Wrap plastic wrap around your middle section. Tip: You want it to be snug but not tight.
- Wrap the bandage around your middle section over the plastic wrap and secure it.
- Wear a shirt over top to help keep everything in place.
- After an hour or so remove the lose weight body wrap, rub in any remaining lotion, and check out your results.