Are you feeling nervous as summer approaches about slipping into that body-hugging swimsuit or those thigh revealing shorts?  Don’t worry, because with the following fitness tips you will be able to get that body you want for summer without going on any extreme crash diets.

Keep An Eye On Your Calorie Intake

Getting enough nutrition accounts or half the battle when it comes to losing weight.  Although you do not need to obsessively count each and every calorie you intake, you do need to be aware of the overall number.  As a woman, you should be only having around 1,500 calories in a day.

Eat Healthily

Avoid the temptation to buy into the so-called diet meals and low-fat ingredients.  The most effective and safest way to lose weight and achieve the body you desire, is to eat healthily and exercise regularly.  Therefore, include more fresh fruit and veg in your diet as they are abundant in nutrients and vitamins, along with lean meats for protein..

Fresh fruits and vegetables are higher in nutrients than processed meals — plus, they’re rich in fibre, which will keep you feeling fuller longer. Lean meats like turkey are high in protein and will help you burn more fat while building muscle mass. And yes, you can put some steak on the grill — just eat it in moderation. “The calorie count is higher in red meat, so opt for three-ounce portions instead of the four ounces you would eat of chicken or fish,” Powell says.

Don’t Miss Out On Carbs

Although there are some carbs, such as white pasta, white potatoes and processed, white bread that you should avoid, it does not mean you should avoid all carbs.  Complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, brown rice and sweet potatoes are not only tasty but help to fuel your body for weight loss, in an extremely healthy way.

Workout At Home

While it is nice to get to a fully furnished and kitted out gym if you are able to, you don’t need a gym membership to lose weight and tone your muscles.  You can work out just as effectively in your own home.  Why not look for the best best exercise bike or best chin up bar?  Even if you don’t want to pay too much money for equipment, you can even do something similar to the next couple of tips.

Incorporate The Burpee Into Your Routine

Burpees can be hard work but they are also a great exercise to work all the muscles in your body while getting your heart rate up,  You start by squatting with your hands flat on the floor in front of you then kick your legs behind you into a push-up position, jump quickly back into the squat position then jump up to your feet in a standing position.

Give Interval Training A Shot

Interval training is one of the most effective ways to boost your metabolism.  Sprint on a treadmill or track for 30 seconds running as fast as you can, stop for 90 seconds and then sprint as fast as you can again.  Doing just 10 sets of sprints gives you a full 20 minutes of intensive blood pumping exercise.  The great thing is that once you have finished your 20 minutes, your body continues to burn calories off at much higher rate.