Your Summer Beach Body

Fitness experts tell you the secret weapons you'll need to get sexy for the season

Secret weapon: Avoid the dieting don'ts 

"Every bride wants to look her very best on her wedding day, but when they pursue drastic weight loss at any price they traditionally end up walking down the aisle with lackluster energy and a haggard look," says Oz Garcia, PhD. "The best diet is eating frequent healthy small meals throughout the day consisting of fruits and vegetables of every color, fish and lean protein.

Do not omit carbs completely as they can increase your desire for carbohydrate-rich food. You will lose weight initially because carbohydrates make you retain water, but it's quite hard to stay on these diets. Instead replace breads, pasta and potatoes with one small serving—only once a day—of basmati rice, millet, squash or sweet potatoes, which are digested more slowly and are therefore more filling. Also treat yourself to at least one weekly massage. It's a fantastic stress reliever."

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