We all know those people who can eat anything, i mean ANYTHING, and not gain weight. But I am not one of them...and I'm guessing you're not either. If you are like us and LOVE your BikiniBOD Ultimate Beauty Body Formula but also want to make healthier choices throughout the day that your metabolism will thank you for- this is for you. The good news is: there are some things we can all do on a daily basis to give our metabolism an extra kick in the right direction.
Protein is given too much breath in the health and fitness industry and you've probably found yourself wondering if you're consuming too much or not enough. We've found that as long as you are consuming your protein sources within a well-balanced diet, you're probably okay. That being said, throwing an extra scoop of peanut butter or vanilla flavored whey protein into smoothies, baked goods, oatmeal, etc. is a tasty and easy way to rev up that metabolism. Proteins help to keep you fuller longer and require more caloric energy to break down. So there's really no excuse- toss it in!
This is a controversial topic that can sometimes be confusing. What do I need to buy organic? Does it really make a difference? The answer is: buying organic definitely makes a difference when it comes to produce. When you are choosing your fruits and veggies, ALWAYS opt for the organic choices. The toxins that are often in non-organic produce tend to hinder our metabolisms and work against us.
Dairy often gets a bad rep for being fattening and/or full of sugar. But dairy is actually a great snack, as it contains HEALTHY fats, protein, and carbohydrates. One snack that we recommend is greek yogurt with berries and nuts. Talk about a well-rounded mini-meal! The Calcium that dairy provides will also help your body to metabolize fat more efficiently- something we could all use!
As women, we all have that 'time of the month' that inevitably leads to iron loss. While consuming iron consistently is beneficial for the diet, it is especially important during this time, as a loss of iron can be significantly detrimental to the metabolism. If your iron levels are low, your muscles are depleting in oxygen, thus making you weaker and more tired, negatively affecting your energy-burning capabilities. Some great sources of iron are: red meat, beans, leafy vegetables like spinach, iron fortified grains, and pumpkin seeds.
Meal times are a great opportunity for discussion, bonding, and family/friends that may often be limited by busy lifestyles. Use meal times effectively by turning off those distractions: put your phone on silent, shut down the TV, focus on the meal and the people whom you're sharing it with. This will allow you to be a more mindful eater, staying in tune with your hunger signals.
This is our favorite recommendation out of them all. Take some time out of your work day to watch or listen to something funny. Laughing is an easy way to increase energy expenditure without even thinking about it. Share this one with a coworker or friend and enjoy the benefits of laughter together!
How often do you catch yourself daydreaming about strolling the beach in a teeny bikini, purely confident in the way you look? You’re no longer stressing about a jiggle here or a pooch there—you finally feel fabulous in your body. What a fantasy, eh? Let’s be real, simply imagining your way to a BikiniBOD won’t necessarily make it happen. Or will it?
Just as our muscles get stronger and more defined when we train in the gym, the part of the brain associated with focus, happiness and feelings of well-being become stronger and more manageable when we train the mind through meditation and intentional thought. Combining the two practices can help you engage the mind and body to more effectively meet your fitness goals. Teaching your brain to zero in on specific techniques and triggers can ultimately allow you to complete control your physique, cravings, metabolism, and much more. Train your body and your mind equally with the following tips that will help you to achieve ultimate Bikini Beauty status.
Mindfulness helps us recognize our true feelings towards a subject, whether it be feeling tired before your body is truly ready to be done with a run, or believing that executing five more jump squats is absolutely impossible. More often than not, our thoughts don’t necessarily reflect the reality of a situation, and being able to dig deep and move past a temporary mental block allows you to achieve what you’re really capable of. Self-doubt has no place in your workout, so be present in the moment to focus on your form in a slow and precise manner, ultimately improving your overall results.
The hour of concentrated activity you dedicate yourself to every day is obviously exercise, but what about the other stuff? While you may not consider carrying grocery bags up your stairs, vacuuming your living room, or rearranging your closet to be heart-pumping activity, perceiving any and all kinds of movement as a kind of workout can actually have a real effect on your overall weight loss. When you give more attention to an everyday action, you engage more muscles and exert more effort than usual, resulting in a series of mini exercises throughout the day.
Healthy eating habits determine nearly 80% of your weight loss success. Luckily, you know that a nutritious diet doesn’t mean zero flavor, and focusing on the way you experience a meal in its entirety can help further your fitness goals. Over-indulging can happen, but instead of writing it off as a simple cheat, remember why you felt compelled to stray from your good food plan if it actually satiated you, and how you felt both during and afterward. A cinnamon bun might seem harmless at the moment, but comparing the way it made you feel sluggish to the way your roasted chicken and apple salad gave you energy while hitting your sweet spot could inspire better decisions later on. Keep those good feelings going!
On the flip side of the previous point, imagining that everything you consume is a treat can actually help boost your metabolism, burning calories incurred by the actual nutritious foods at a faster rate. Research suggests that when we eat something that we believe to be low in calories, our metabolism slows down because we don’t consider it to be a threat to our diet. When we believe we’re indulging, our metabolism speeds up. Therefore, convincing yourself that your protein smoothie is actually a decadent milkshake will help your body utilize the calories in the smoothie much more quickly. The tricky side of slimming down!
Talking to yourself in public can potentially elicit stares, confused looks, and mothers ushering their children in the opposite direction. However, if it means losing those extra few inches and tightening up your figure, we don’t think you’ll have a problem being a little “unique.” Verbalizing positive affirmations (for the record, you can keep them silent if you like) can significantly improve your endurance, total effort put forth, and willingness to exceed goals, meaning telling yourself, “You can do it!” will actually yield a noticeable result. Ignoring perceived struggles and instead encouraging yourself to give it all you’ve got can make all the difference, and can help overcome an exercise obstacle or progress plateau. Maybe that unachievable personal record is all in your head, and maybe your ability to triumph over it is all in there, too.
The physical effort you put into your body is going to provide you with the confidence you strive for, but ignoring your mind’s powerful role in the process will complicate your journey to that point. Determining how you want your workout to go, what you are capable of achieving during the workout, and how you eat to keep the look-good-feel-great cycle going are all controlled by your focus on those subjects. Choosing to believe that you can do something will translate into actually doing it, and doing it pretty darn well. Harness your ability to think your way to a better body, and watch those fantasies become a reality.
We love following our healthy eating plan for weight loss. We also really, really love pumpkin pie. Do you see the dilemma here? Staying on track around this time of year can be tough, as so many warm-you-up treats are deliciously overloaded with calories. How does a Bikini Beauty keep her beach body year round while still enjoying the flavors of the season?
This Vanilla Pumpkin Smoothie hits the spot. It packs all of the decadence of fall without making you pack on the pounds, with only 2 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein per serving. Enjoy as a thick and creamy breakfast or sweet midday treat that can even provide the energy you need to power through leg day.
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving: 175 calories, 2.2 g fat, 31.7 g carbs, 3.8 g fiber, 7.3 g protein
You were all set to have the only thing you needed to show off at Thanksgiving dinner be your slammin’ new bod, then out of nowhere; the “So let me know what you’re bringing!” text comes through. You have to flaunt your culinary skills, too? And on such short notice? No need to panic, Beauties, we’ve rounded up some delicious recipes that span the taste and dietary spectrum, following the traditions of the holiday while also sticking to your healthy eating plan. Bonus: many of these tasty dishes can be prepared faster than it takes to bust out your Thursday Workout, which you were still totally planning to do, right?Garlic Green Beans -
Give the table a savory dose of vitamins B12, C, and K, as well as fiber and folate.
What better way to celebrate the freshest flavors of Fall than combining in-season pears with sharp and tangy bleu cheese? Pears are a fantastic source of fiber, as well as potassium and copper, and bleu cheese is an excellent digestive aide.
This dish can be modified to reflect the delicious savory flavors in all their glory or can be easily turned grain-free and paleo-friendly. Gotta love a dish with options!
This impressive-yet-simple dish not only looks gorgeous on the plate, but provides yummy helpings of protein, antioxidants, selenium, and fiber.
Parmesan’s sharp, nutty flavor along with its calcium-rich qualities make it the perfect addition to this mouthwateringly aromatic side.
Vegan, gluten-free, and every bit as creamy and wonderful as the original? We think this is the perfect update to your classic Thanksgiving spread.
Because there’s always room for extra dessert. This chewy, fudgy, gluten-free treat gets topped by a creamy peanut butter layer, then glazed with a smooth blanket of dark chocolate.
Having a small snack between lunch and dinner will keep your metabolism powered up while avoiding any crash that can sometimes come after eating a full meal. It may be tempting to grab the prepackaged chips or granola bar, but the ingredients in some of those snacks can trump the limited healthy benefits they tout. Plus, at almost $2.00 a pop, it can add up to an expensive daily quick bite.
In as little as an hour, you can create a deliciously wholesome treat that offers fiber, Vitamin C, protein, and antioxidants, with a little sweetness to tide you over. Greek yogurt covered berries are super easy, super tasty, and super helpful in maintaining your reign as Bikini Babe. Any berries will work (try a mix!), but the Raspberry Ketones in raspberries are especially beneficial to weight loss. One of the remarkable all-natural components found in BikiniBOD, this ingredient, can play a role in the breakdown of fat within the body by regulating adiponectin, the hormone that controls fat. Making a daily ritual of taking BikiniBOD and enjoying this healthy midday snack will help reveal incredible changes in how gorgeous you look and feel. Make room in the freezer, everyone!
1 (6oz) container fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries
1 (6oz) container nonfat Greek yogurt (use plain, honey, vanilla, blueberry, any flavor you wish!)
It's the BikiniBOD before and after that has inspired women throughout the community.
The real life transformation that helped grad student Morgan Mymon feel like herself again after stress took a dramatic toll on her body. Like many others in college with a busy schedule, the bubbly and intelligent grad student was juggling studying for finals, attending weekly sorority meetings and trying to work all within a crammed semester. After gaining weight, she could barely recognize the person she saw in the mirror. Morgan was happy to tell us about how BikiniBOD helped in her weight loss journey and explain how being a Brand Ambassador really means flaunting what you got and loving yourself.
I am a graduate student working on my doctorate in physical therapy, a group fitness instructor, and a trainer. My friends say I am the energizer bunny and I am always full of life. I love helping others, being active and am addicted to spicy food and frozen yogurt (not together).
When I started grad school, all the stress took a toll on me, especially my weight. I gained over 25lbs and went from abs to not even recognizing the person in the mirror. I felt like I was stuck in a fat suit. So I promised myself from that day forward I would be working my butt off (literally) to get back in shape.
I have been active almost all of my life. I was always into sports and loved the feeling I got after I would work out. I would get bored at the gym if I just did the same thing every day; I like to say I have exercise A.D.D. so I would go to group fitness classes a lot to change up my workout. I started seeing what I liked and what I didn't and thought hey I can do this. I mean who doesn't want to get paid to work out, so I got certified and the rest is history.
I have much more muscle now and way more toned than I used to be. I love pushing myself every day to see what I am capable of achieving. I have also gained even more energy so I can keep up my workouts.
I have more energy, can push myself further, and give my clients the best work out of their lives. I don't even use the mic anymore because I have enough stamina to scream it out and jump around without dropping to the floor.
The fact that it is all natural and there weren't any ingredients that could harm my body.
It is all about girl power! Only other women know what we go through on a daily basis, our struggles/strengths. It is important to note that there are not a "one-size fits all" approach and our bodies all react differently. Having a support system of other women not only gives you a sense of belonging and sisterhood, but you have others that you can actually relate to.
Helping to inspire others to achieve their personal fitness goals to be the best they can be. Giving other women the chance to see real women rather than airbrushed and photoshopped models inspires hope. We all have our flaws and our strengths it’s important to flaunt what you got. Love yourself for who you are now.
BikiniBOD gets it.
When it comes to trying new things we like to do as much research as possible, especially if it involves a magic pill promising weight loss and beauty benefits. Therefore we decided to reach out to a dietitian and allow her to give an honest review of what's in a BikiniBOD. Autumn Lewis, RD. was given all the ingredients to our formula and was kind enough to answer a few questions to allow better insight to our customers.
Ultimately, your body is a machine. You wouldn’t try and win the Indy 500 by using fumes to fuel your car. The same can be said for the body. The body needs high quality, nutrient packed foods to burn through fat effectively and utilize food for energy.
Going on a low calorie diet doesn’t guarantee weight loss. It takes energy and fuel to burn unwanted fat, starving your body of calorie and nutrients will not allow your body to burn fat, in fact it tell your body to hold onto the fat. Maintaining a balanced diet will give you fuel, energy, and focus day in and day out to keep your eyes on your weight loss goal and to achieve the body you visualize having.
Anyone who said losing weight is easy must be crazy. We live in an obese-agenic environment; basically we live in an environment that promotes obesity. From food variety, to sedentary lives, to stressful work and home life responsibilities, it’s hard to maintain a regimen that allows your body to be at a healthy weight.
By taking a supplement that allows your body to convert existing fat to energy effectively and keep your metabolism revving all day long, you give yourself a hand up on achieving and maintaining your weight goal.
Your muscles main source of energy during a workout is carbohydrate that has been turned into glucose that is stored in the muscle tissue. When you are doing a high intensity workout the muscles utilized that stored glucose to perform high intensity moves and to power through your workout. After a work out your muscles need a combination of protein (to repair and build muscles), carbohydrates (to replenish the used glucose in the muscles and fuel the muscle repair), and fat (to use as energy for the rest of your body so all the carbohydrates and protein can repair, replenish, and build muscles).
As a nutritionist, I notice a severe lack in vegetables and protein in people’s diets. Every meal (yes, this includes breakfast) needs a source of protein and vegetables.
Reviewing these ingredients I give them an A+. There are few companies out there that take into consideration the health and well-being of their customers. This company shows care, attention, and knowledge of what ingredients will work effectively for fat loss and promote better health.
Extremely important! Water is present in every single area of your body, which means every single cell of your body needs water. Without water your body will not be able to utilize nutrients and carry them where they are supposed to go in the body. Without water your body will feel fatigued, bloated, heavy, and run poorly.
Drinking enough water will help keep you satiated between meals, help you burn fat, and carry nutrients to your cells, and carry waste and toxins from your cells and out of your body.
I am a caffeine sensitive person and I know that feeling of being overly caffeinated. To help me cope when I over do myself, I drink plenty of water and go on a walk if possible. If you know you are a caffeine sensitive person, lower the dose of caffeine if possible, eat within an hour of consuming caffeine, drink plenty of water, and incorporate activities into your day.
Eating healthy is all about celery, green tea, celery, and the occasional celery treat, right? Girl, please. Impressive, flavorful meals can be just as abs-friendly, and the added variety to your diet and excitement on your taste buds will ensure that you’re in this healthy-eating thing for the long haul.
Don’t think you have the time to create a well-balanced dinner or lunch on-the-go? These five fancy recipes allow you to have some fun in the kitchen while still being mindful of your goals, and without spending three hours simmering, stirring, or scrambling. If that’s not the epitome of having your cake and eating it too (side note: yes, there is a dessert recipe. You’re welcome) then we don’t know what is!
Sweet, rich, cheesy, tart, syrupy…sounds like a cheat meal waiting to happen, doesn’t it? I’m sure all you needed to see was “pizza” to think the same thing. However, the healthy doses of whole grains, healthy fats, and Vitamin C make it a light, easy recipe that only feels mischievous.Ingredients
Per serving: 363 calories, 15g fat (6g sat. fat, 1g polyunsaturated fat, 5g monounsaturated fat), 45g carbs, 2g fiber, 21g sugar, 17g protein
Need to impress someone with something that they’ll only pretend to know how to pronounce, and for under 300 calories? This peppery steak recipe with a creamy sauce comes together in just 30 minutes, giving you plenty of time to set the table and check yourself out before that special someone arrives.Ingredients
Per serving: 242 calories, 13g fat (5g sat. fat, 1g polyunsaturated fat, 5g monounsaturated fat), 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 27g protein
Even if the most chef-inspired you’ve ever been was whenever you last played with an Easy-Bake Oven, this tangy dish, served cold, is perfect for hot summer nights where turning on any kind of oven is a no-go.Ingredients for the Aji Amarillo base
Per serving: 361 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 65g carbs, 2g fiber, 58g sugar, 24g proteinSpinach & Feta Gnocchi
If you really want to be an overachiever, feel free to make your gnocchi from scratch. For the rest of us who are just proud of the fact that we resisted to urge to resort to a protein bar for dinner (again), frozen will do just fine. Both spinach and feta are high in calcium, so when you raise a pinky to this dressed-up version of mac and cheese (made in just one pot!), you can do so with a strong hand.Ingredients
Per [1 cup] serving: 422 calories, 20g fat (9g sat. fat), 30g carbs, 5g fiber, 5g sugar, 18g protein
Per serving: 133 calories, 7g fat (1 g polyunsaturated fat, 3g monounsaturated fat), 17g carbs, 1g fiber, 10g sugar, 2g protein
Well look at you, Miss Fancy Down-A-Size Pants! Five new, quick recipes added to your cookbook, and none of them cost you an afternoon in the kitchen or four hours in the gym. Creating delicious, healthy meals with an extravagant flair doesn’t need to be intimidating, and the pride you feel from knowing you cooked a true meal with a little more to it than simple grilled chicken will inspire you to push through any dietary ruts or sluggishness in your workouts. You should never settle for mediocrity—with yourself, your friends, or your dinner options!
It’s the BikiniBOD Team here. Now normally this platform is for keeping you updated on the latest fitness, beauty, and health trends going on in the world. Heck, it’s five days away from the fourth of July! We’re sure you are searching for some flirty red, white and blue outfit ideas or holiday recipes that will keep you on track with your diet; alas, we couldn’t hold in our excitement any longer.
Multiple emails, Facebook messages and Instagram requests have flooded our inboxes for specific items that some of our Brand Ambassadors wear throughout their day. After a lot of consideration and A LOT more demand we are happy to finally announce the launch of our BikinBOD Lifestyle and Ultimate Packages!
You’ve done the research, read the reviews and you’re now committed to reaching your fullest potential with the help of BikiniBOD. The Lifestyle Package is a combination of our most requested accessories and super cute apparel put together for your everyday accessibility. Our team here has gone through every detail and designed only the best items for you to use. The Lifestyle Package includes:
Say you’ve already purchased your BikiniBOD and now it’s time to refill your order. Results are slowly starting to show and you feel more motivated than ever! In another scenario your friend has been taking BikiniBOD and you can see how amazing her results have been; you’re convinced BikiniBOD is the right supplement for you. The Ultimate Package is similar to the Lifestyle package except it includes two BikiniBOD bottles and a breathable, structured sports bra to show off with your workout outfit.
Now along with several emails requesting these specific items, we have also received a few emails about price points. How do we make sure these packages are really worth investing in? During one of our meetings we sat down to discuss what the term “value” means to our customers.
One point of view can be seen through our pricing. Each item has been marked down in order combine quality and affordability. The six items in the Lifestyle Package would originally cost over $100 ($103.00 to be exact) but on the website it retails for only $74.99. The Ultimate Package would originally cost almost $200 ($163.00) but retails for only $124.00. Both packages include the supplement, 28 day BikiniBOD Blue print, and water bottle. Each item is regularly used during a workout. If you’re going to end up buying these items anyways you might as well save money in the process!
Another point of view can be seen through building a stronger community. Each one of our team members has a fitness story to tell and we believe you do too. Because we want you to understand that we aren’t just a supplement company, we are a BikiniBOD community. Connecting with each other should never be separated by tax brackets. Affordability meets accessibility and now when you are going to your kickboxing class and see another person holding a BikiniBOD water bottle you know you are not alone in your journey!
That’s the magic question, what's in it for you BikiniBOD babes? Well besides looking completely chic during your workout and having the cute guy at the gym finally ask you on a date (hey! It will happen) we decided to give you some FREE money. The BikiniBOD team has been touched by the fitness stories you’ve shared with us and we want you to share your BikiniBOD journeys with other people.
After you make a purchase on our website there is going to be a popup that allows you to easily share a referral link on your social media. For each person that clicks on the link and purchases their own BikiniBOD YOU get $5. That’s it - so easy! You’re taking the time out to share your BikiniBOD story and we want to make sure you are getting compensated for that effort.
So BikiniBOD Babes, what do you think? Ask questions, share incites, and more in our comments below.
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