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How to slim fast before summer

Getting in shape for summer shouldn't be too much effort as long as you give yourself enough time. We've got some fast and effective ways for you to lose weight before summer.

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Avoid fast foods. No matter which you buy, fast and convenient food is full of empty, fatty calories.

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A bikini body is the main reason for wanting to slim down before summer. Rather than trying to get to your perfect size yourself, get some help by following a diet plan from someone like Weight Watchers or Slim Fast.

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A bikini body is the main reason for wanting to slim down before summer. Rather than trying to get to your perfect size yourself, get some help by following a diet plan from someone like Weight Watchers or Slim Fast.

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Fizzy drinks are another source of empty calories. These are delivered in the form of sugar (actually, high fructose corn syrup). You're also taking chemicals into your system, particularly if you drink the sugar free alternatives.

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Fruit and veg eaten as part of a balanced diet can aid weight loss. The majority of fruit and veg are low in calories and fat, and high in fibre. Fruit weighs a lot so it can add bulk to your diet without adding calories so you'll feel just as full.

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Treats like chocolate don't have to be avoided. Dark chocolate can actually help reduce weight. Dark chocolate can impact how the body synthesises fatty acids, which means you won't absorb as much fat or carbohydrates.

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Treats like chocolate don't have to be avoided. Dark chocolate can actually help reduce weight. Dark chocolate can impact how the body synthesises fatty acids, which means you won't absorb as much fat or carbohydrates.

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Alcohol often adds to our waistlines, but it doesn't have to. When you drink your blood sugar level soars, which makes you really hungry. If you food with protein, fiber, and healthy fat, you will still be able to enjoy a drink without ruining your diet.

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Drinking ice water burns through calories because you have to raise that water to body temperature.

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Even if you don't get to your perfect size for summer, make sure you enjoy yourself.

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Even if you don't get to your perfect size for summer, make sure you enjoy yourself.

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