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Preparing for bikini season- not fat loss

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 28, 2013 at 12:38 AM

So I'm wondering what you guys do in preparation for bathing suit season. I do NOT mean trying to lose fat- I mean trying to minimize bloat, and generally look/feel your best. Do you do anything differently from your normal regime the week/day before you'll be donning your beach bod?

Any Paleo foods that you avoid? Clearly breads and ice creams aren't bathing suit friendly foods, but have you noticed that sweet potatoes or steak, for example, make your stomach more bloated? Any Paleo foods you try to eat more of? What about dairy, for those of you that regularly consume it? Do you try to drink tons of water?

Do you exercise differently? More emphasis on cardio, or on weight-training? Or do you cut down on exercise a lot, to just a long walk maybe, and try to eat less?

I'll be at the beach this weekend, and I'm wondering if I should cut carbs a lot to lose water weight, or just keep on eating safe starches and working out hard. I really only have a few days, so I didn't think too far in advance, I guess. Oh well, good information for next time, I guess.

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on May 28, 2013
at 11:42 AM

I got once to this blog but didn't actually saw any picture of her. WOW, she could be my inspiration too :)_

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on May 28, 2013
at 08:07 AM

I just read a few articles on Pilates that mentioned while it wasn't an ideal way to lose weight, it was a great way to tone the shape of your body. Might be something to try out if you're not already into it. (marksdailyapple.com/pilates)

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at 08:06 AM

I just read a few articles on Pilates that mentioned while it wasn't an ideal way to lose weight, it was a great way to tone the shape of your body. Might be something to try out if you're not already into it.

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on May 28, 2013
at 02:08 AM

I walk gently 1-2 hours a day, about 15 min of resistance training per week, dancing barefoot one hour per week. As I said, I don't count calories & eat to hunger, so portion sizes are irrelevant to me.

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on May 28, 2013
at 01:43 AM

Do you exercise? Are her portion sizes good for you?

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on May 28, 2013
at 01:27 AM

Oh, and make sure to salt your food to taste. Too little salt on a very low carb diet may make you dizzy & headachey.

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on May 28, 2013
at 01:24 AM

That's interesting! I'll never look like that, but it's interesting.

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on May 28, 2013
at 01:18 AM

And read the comments on her blog for more details...

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on May 28, 2013
at 01:17 AM

Important to make sure you include organ meats, if you do this long-term.

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on May 28, 2013
at 01:15 AM

I was eating 70-100 gm of Primal carbs until 2 days ago. Dropped down to ~40 gm carbs, kept my protein around 70 and upped my fat. I don't count calories, just eat when I am hungry to satiation. Have already dropped water weight and am looking less bloated. More importantly, my energy levels have evened out and I feel more clear-headed. I ate two full meals and a cup of heavy cream hot chocolate today.

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at 12:59 AM

Just read her breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert for a day. Would you recommend eating exactly those meals for 2-3 days before hitting the beach? Skip dessert? Skip lunch? Do you think you'd feel bloated after such heavy foods? Note- She looks amazing!

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on May 28, 2013
at 12:49 AM

I am eating a high fat keto-diet again-and not just for bikini season. This woman is my current inspiration:

http://archaeonova.blogspot.com/2013/05/what-i-eat-fat-fat.html

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on May 28, 2013
at 01:24 AM

That's interesting! I'll never look like that, but it's interesting.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on May 28, 2013
at 02:08 AM

I walk gently 1-2 hours a day, about 15 min of resistance training per week, dancing barefoot one hour per week. As I said, I don't count calories & eat to hunger, so portion sizes are irrelevant to me.

4f828fd11d2d1d595a1653baa5e3e77b

(421)

on May 28, 2013
at 12:59 AM

Just read her breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert for a day. Would you recommend eating exactly those meals for 2-3 days before hitting the beach? Skip dessert? Skip lunch? Do you think you'd feel bloated after such heavy foods? Note- She looks amazing!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on May 28, 2013
at 01:27 AM

Oh, and make sure to salt your food to taste. Too little salt on a very low carb diet may make you dizzy & headachey.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on May 28, 2013
at 01:17 AM

Important to make sure you include organ meats, if you do this long-term.

4f828fd11d2d1d595a1653baa5e3e77b

(421)

on May 28, 2013
at 01:43 AM

Do you exercise? Are her portion sizes good for you?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on May 28, 2013
at 01:15 AM

I was eating 70-100 gm of Primal carbs until 2 days ago. Dropped down to ~40 gm carbs, kept my protein around 70 and upped my fat. I don't count calories, just eat when I am hungry to satiation. Have already dropped water weight and am looking less bloated. More importantly, my energy levels have evened out and I feel more clear-headed. I ate two full meals and a cup of heavy cream hot chocolate today.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on May 28, 2013
at 01:18 AM

And read the comments on her blog for more details...

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 28, 2013
at 11:42 AM

I got once to this blog but didn't actually saw any picture of her. WOW, she could be my inspiration too :)_

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on May 28, 2013
at 05:05 PM

If your in good shape I wouldn't over think things. Stressing out will take all the fun out of being out at the beach. If you start to get self conscious, just look at the other people on the beach!

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