1 Month Until Memorial Day Saturday and sunday! How to Get Bikini-Prepared Now
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With spring in full swing, we’ve already said goodbye to the winter blues. But as you enjoy the milder weather and longer days, keep in mind that Memorial Day weekend is merely a month away – meaning it’s almost time for bikinis and short shorts! So, is one month enough time to score your best body yet?
It sure is, says Jim White, registered dietician, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. But you’d better get started now. “After all the shrieking and gasping about how ‘time flies’ and it’s ‘too soon’ to be exposing that muffin top, it’s time to get realistic and take action,” he explains. “A month is not a tremendous amount of time to shed any accumulated winter fat, but before you break out into cold sweats, it is not unreasonable to lose 10 pounds or one dress size in that time.”
To make sure you score your best bikini bod before you hit the beach, sign up for SELF’s free Drop 10 plan – it’ll have you slimmer and stronger than ever in only five short weeks! Then, follow White’s basic rules for healthy eating. “Healthy eating is a must if you expect weight loss,” he says.