Swimsuit Season: What's Your Motivation?
With Spring Break coming up and full-on swim season not far behind, you might be stressing about how to get your body ready for its close-up. If you slacked off on workouts and healthy eating all winter, then now's the time to get into summer shape. Reduce calories to 1,500-1,800 per day by increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet and decreasing fatty protein sources. If you've gotten too comfortable with eating all that cold-weather comfort food, then make some sensible substitutions, like broth-based beef stew, heavy on the veggies and light on the beef. Soups do a great job of filling you up, not out, when you bypass the creamy ones. Use fruit to satisfy sugary cravings instead of the ubiquitous Girl Scout cookies on sale everywhere right now.