Whether on the red carpet or a photo shoot, models and actresses are used to showing lots of skin. Often, theyll use these last few tricks to make their bodies look their best. Heres the noncolonic plan for instant ways to enhance your appearance:
Trainer Gunnar Peterson suggests doing a quick strength workout before hitting the beach. Do moves that tax your whole body. Pushups and squats are great choices. But increase your reps and speed up your pace to force blood into your muscles, he says. Decrease the weight so that you can do sets of 15 reps. The more blood you have in your muscles, the more toned you’ll look, Peterson says.
Guzzling a few glasses of water before hitting the beach will help flush your system and relieve bloating.
You may have used self-tanner before to minimize the appearance of cellulite, but now that youre training, use it to enhance the look of your muscles. Color makes your muscle definition pop because it brings out the shadows, Peterson says.
Know Your Bloat Foods
Avoid beans, for example, if they’re hard for you to digest or make you bloat, says Ann Yelmokas McDermott, Ph.D., of Tufts University. Dairy has the same effect for some. And most important, minimize your sodium intake. Most Americans consume 5,500 milligrams of salt each day. While there’s no Recommended Dietary Allowance, most nutritionists suggest you stay under 2,500 or 3,000 mg. Dr. McDermott recommends keeping your intake under 3,000 mg per day to avoid bloating.