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Last Chance Workout

Spring has sprung and that means summer is peeking around the corner. As you start pulling out the warm weather clothes, you’re probably faced with the impending swimsuit season. Have no fear, you can still get a summer-ready body. Make the commitment today, to yourself and your body, that you’re going to make this a healthy spring, lose weight, eat a nutritious diet and trim up. Setting realistic goals makes them more attainable, and with each milestone you’ll feel more encouraged to move on to the next one. This newsletter shows some of the popular weight loss methods you can turn to for starting a new goal or for meeting last minute goals.

3 Ways to get your Summer-Ready Body

Summer might be around the corner, but that doesn't mean you can't prepare now. These three weight loss programs offer healthy approaches for losing weight and living a more healthy lifestyle, or they can simply help you take out those last 10 or 20 pounds.

Bikini Bootcamp

Bikini Bootcamp

With Bikini Bootcamp you have a few choices- Be your own weight loss drill sergeant by joining the online program and/or buying the book, or grab your best gal-pal and head to Tulum, Mexico for a week of white-sand weight loss adventure. It's probably more likely that you'll take the online approach- which is just fine because Bikini Bootcamp provides a thorough experience with all the tools and resources you'll need.

The bikini-body weight loss program is equal nutritious eating plan and fitness. The diet is a robust fusion of Mexican and Asian flavors that put much focus on whole, organic foods. Whole grains, lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables and even foods like brown sugar, white wine and avocados make up a truly tantalizing menu of food choices. The menu is customized for your goals.

As for exercise, you'll need to create some time in your schedule. Just remember, the payoff is worth it! The online membership for Bikini Bootcamp will help determine your individual needs, but most everyone will need a two-hour commitment, three days a week. You'll focus on core strength, circuit training, yoga and even mild exercise like walking.

Bikini Bootcamp online is quite affordable when compared to its competitors- only $3/week. You can supplement your Bootcamp education with the book for less than $18.

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

If you've already done most of the work and need to drop those last 10 or 20 pounds, then Jillian is ready for you. Her new fitness DVD, 30 Day Shred, is designed especially for those people who need to drop those final pounds. It's true that they say the last pounds are always the hardest to lose - but with Jillian's DVD you only have to be prepared to do the work.

You'll follow a series of three workouts, each 20 minutes long. These quick exercise sessions are lead by Jillian and take you from warm-up to cool-down with a strength training, cardio and abs circuit in the middle.

The DVD is an incredibly affordable $14.98. Couple that with her online program for $4/week for access to her nutritious, low-calorie eating guidelines and you're on your way to having the healthy, toned body you've always wanted.

South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet

The low-carb craze might be fading, but that doesn't make the South Beach Diet any less effective. It's not nearly as restrictive as some of its low-carb competitors and it can help guide you to develop new and healthier eating habits. Developed by Dr. Arthur Agatston, South Beach promises to alleviate belly fat and help you lose unnecessary body weight.

How can South Beach Diet help you lose belly fat and reduce your risk for weight-related diseases like heart disease? Your diet will remove saturated fats and sugars from starch sources like white bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and fruits in phase I. Sticking to lean proteins and fish, vegetables, beans and other low-fat protein sources, you'll slowly bring fruits back into your diet, as well as bread, pasta and rice made from whole grains.

The best part about South Beach Diet is that it doesn't leave you out to dry once you've completed the program, it arms you with a maintenance plan to ensure your success.

You can join the online program for South Beach Diet for about $6/week, and also grab a copy of the popular book. Both provide all of the information you'll need to successfully follow the program.


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Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes Win over dinner guests with these fresh Crab Cakes. They take only minutes to make, and your guests will be impressed by both the effort and flavor. By not frying them, each cake is only 4 Weight Watchers Points.

Low Carb Waffles

Low Carb Waffles Don't miss out on this breakfast favorite because of your diet, these Low Carb Waffles are only 3.3g of Carbs. Make a batch for brunch or a lazy Sunday morning. Be sure to use this Low Carb Maple Syrup.

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