If you've booked your dream summer holiday and are starting to plan ahead, it might be time to start paying some attention to your bikini body. You don't have to be a size 0 to look hot in the summer sun but a few changes here and there will mean that you’ll have holiday snaps to be proud of.
Stick to a healthy diet
You don't have to live off lettuce leaves in order to cut down your calorie intake but changing the way you eat could help you lose a few pounds in time for your beach holiday.
Pay attention to what you drink. Swap your favourite tipple for red wine as it has fewer calories than most alcoholic drinks and contains a healthy antioxidant too.
If the thought of going to the gym fills you with dread, don't worry as there are plenty of other ways to burn those calories. Try playing with the kids on the beach instead of just relaxing on the sun lounger. If you're going for a mid-afternoon stroll, walk along the sand instead – it'll burn more calories.
When you're on your holiday, you'll probably spend plenty of time in the water, so why not beforehand? A quick dip works wonders to tone your arms, back and waist.
Wear the right clothes
Getting the perfect body isn't all about toning up and losing weight, it's also about wearing the right clothes. By finding a few bikinis that flatter your shape and covering up with a flowing kaftan you'll instantly lose a few pounds. When it comes to what’s on your feet, flip flops aren't the only shoe of choice for a beach holiday. A pair of wedges will make those pins look longer and give them more shape.