If you live in the Middle East, then you know that when summer hits we all start thinking about our body's health. We know you want to feel your best so don't worry we'll help get you where you want so you can reach your beach body goals in time for the beach this summer.

1. You really need to start eating healthy!

We all have been loading on sugar and junk food all winter long! So, it's time to minimize this unhealthy lifestyle and adopt a new healthy one. If you eat a lot of carbs, then slightly reduce your daily intake, and eat more protein and vegetables. If you like chocolate, then substitute with the dark one, it has less sugar. You can still have sweets of course but in moderation and you can also switch things up occasionally with fruit. Eat your snacks and don't eat late at night. 

2. Get the gym membership and just go!

You can't lose weight without moving your body, so, you need to workout at least 3 times every week, a minimum of 30 minutes or a maximum of 45 minutes. You have so many workout options now, like CrossFit, aerobics, kickboxing, swimming, yoga or pilates.   

3. Don’t buy a new summer wardrobe until you start working towards your goal.

The best way to motivate yourself to get fit is to look forward to buying refreshing new summer pieces. So, instead of buying new clothes that fit the body you're not happy with now, postpone your trip to the mall until you feel right.  

4. The best way to motivate yourself is to aim to look healthy and toned, not just lose a ton of weight.

You need to have a realistic weight goal in order to lose it in a healthy way. So, aim to tone your body, and to have a healthy body, instead of aiming to just lose a lot of weight. The human body comes in all shapes and sizes, so, don't limit your self to a body image that is not realistic or necessary. 

5. Discipline is the key to success.

Last but not least, yes you should definitely take your goals seriously and try to stay healthy as much as possible. But, also try to not be too hard on yourself or stress too much about it because this will only make things harder. So slowly start incorporating eating healthy, sleeping early and just being good to your body as a way to help you live a happy and comfortable life. 

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