Bikini Season is Here!! Natural Ways to Slim Down Stat

If you’re looking to trim your waistline before bathing suit season–the solutions might be right in front of your nose. Here are five natural ways to slim down before the skin baring months.

1. Start the day off with a healthy breakfast. Research shows that eating a healthy breakfast regularly helps you shed excess weight and even maintain weight loss by reducing your hunger throughout the day, and fueling your body for exercise.

2. Stick with real foods. Weight loss researchers say the types of food we eat impact our ability to control weight. Foods including whole grains and lots of fruits and vegetables satisfy our body longer. In contrast processed foods tend to digest faster making us more vulnerable to reach for the next snack.

3. Ditch the soda. Scientists reviewed nearly 100 studies and found that sugary drinks, including soda, prompt people to consume more calories and increases the risk for Type-2 diabetes.

4. Avoid stress. Cortisol is a hormone released in the body when we’re under stress. When this hormone is activated too often… you are more apt to overeat and make unhealthy choices in the process.

5. Finally get a good night’s sleep. There are number of ways lack of sleep can impact your weight. Not getting enough sleep can sap you of the energy required for regular exercise. Also– there are more opportunities to eat if you’re up longer. So get your zzz’s.

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Dr. Jennifer Miranda

Dr. Jennifer Miranda is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who believes that doctors should make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. To this end, she founded Pure Executive Health & Wellness, a comprehensive medical practice centered around the importance of the patient-physician relationship in achieving total body wellness.

Dr. Miranda is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, she was a four-time recipient of the annual John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement of highest distinction, and she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious collegiate national honor society. She then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine where she graduated with selection into Alpha Omega Alpha, which is the highest honor someone can obtain during their medical education. Her exceptional skills as a resident led to her selection as Intern of the Year and later as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also has extensive knowledge in the field of Functional Medicine, and has recently completed a 2 year comprehensive program at the University of Miami.

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