Whoaaaa woman, put the fork down. You’ve got about three strings holding three pieces of cloth together on your body…are you SURE you wanna eat that?
I used to listen to that nagging voice in my head. Now, I just tell it to piss off. And you should too!
Rather than starving yourself and being 100% miserably hungry all day, eat smart. Despite what you think, eating a little something actually reduces tummy bloat. So, eat up, sister.
Not exactly sure what the heck to eat? Here’s a little help… It’s what I eat pre and mid-bikini, so I know it works! 🙂
Breakfast: Coffee with whole milk or half and half. (Yes, you read that right. I skip the skim on bikini days; the whole milk helps keep me full longer. Thus, less snacking.) Greek yogurt, with fruit, but no granola. (There’s salt in granola, and salt makes you bloat…duh.) And if I’m really hungry, one small bowl of oatmeal.
Snack (if necessary): Fruit with cottage cheese.
Lunch: A cucumber/avocado gazpacho is always a safe bet. (Gazpacho is a soup with raw veggies, served cold. Sounds weird, but it’s fabulous.) If it’s unavailable, a small sandwich is usually my go-to. This is when the willpower starts to kick in: I unwillingly opt for a side of fruit.
Beverages: Water, water and more water. And if there’s a bar around, I get a light smoothie. No protein or whey, just a good ol’ fashion fruit smoothie.
Please keep in mind this is not what I eat on a daily basis; only when I’m by the pool or at the beach.
Stay fit, friends! Xo