You say you want a bikini body, but do you really know what your goals are? Do you want to fit into your skinny jeans or do you want to get fit? “It’s important to have answers to these questions,” says Los Angeles based celebrity and women’s fitness trainer Jason Kozma. Kozma who sculpted the bodies of many in the spotlight as well as achieved the title of Mr. America, says most people mistakenly believe that “losing weight” is the way to go. “It’s not about the number on the scale, it’s about inches around your waist, hips, chest,” he points out. “It’s also about your body fat ratio.”
“But it’s all so confusing!” you say. “Low carb, low fat, high protein… every month there is something new! “How do I know what to eat?” “Weight loss is all about “calories in” and “calories out,”” says Kozma. He says fad diets don’t nurture the body and help you get the bikini shape you want. “The studies that appear often in the headlines usually measure the number of pounds lost and not the pounds of fat versus muscle,” he says. “That’s one of the reasons you see people who are considered ‘thin’ where they are in fact malnourished.”
Bikini Body Workout Secrets
LA Trainer Jason Kozma’s no-fail women’s fitness programs helps novices as well as those who have tried it all. If you want to lose the unwanted fat, tone the body and triple your energy read on.
Kozma will tell you how to calculate calories, measure portions, how to choose foods that will help you lose weight, and what to look for when shopping in your local grocery store. In no time, he will help you get real results, whether you want to drop a size, get bikini-ready fast, or make over your entire body from head to toe.
Here are Kozma’s 6 women’s fitness tips:
- Build Strong Bones and Muscles
Kozma believes in hoisting hefty weights during high-intensity workouts.
- Cardio To Burn the Fat
Jason says “Weight training builds your metabolism and shapes the body. Cardio burns the fat off your body. Weight training makes your cardio burn much more fat”
- Focus on Yourself
“It’s important to finish all your weights and minutes of cardio,” says Kozma. “If socializing in the gym cuts into routine, you can socialize after workouts.”
- Make Exercise Happen
If you can’t make it to the gym, do an in home workout, take a walk, run on the beach or even clean your apartment.
- Moms – Be a Fit Mom
”Having a baby is no longer an excuse for being out of shape,” says Kozma. Just take one look at the celebrity moms, who show-off their babies as well as their toned glutes and shoulders. And not just celebrities! Normal homemakers and busy executives get back in pre-baby shape too. “You can do lunges with shoulder presses around the house,” says Kozma . “Have your toddler stand in for some dumbbells.”
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As a client, Kozma will share with you the same workout secrets he provides to all his successful clients (including the celebrities and athletes) at High Performance Personal Training, which offers expert advice on everything from weight training, diet and how to adjust your lifestyle to make it all work for you. Meet our female personal trainers
Belly Fat is Bad
Accumulated fat around the midsection puts pressure on the organs and puts you at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease. This fat creates hormones that are bad for your health.
Accumulation of fat around the midsection will likely happen naturally unless you do something about it. Of course genetics have a role, but we’ve seen that diet is paramount in how your body looks feels and functions.
Here’s how to avoid or eliminate abdominal fat:
- Reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption
- Reduce or eliminate trans fat consumption: this is from processed junk foods like cookies and chips and the like.
- Reduce or eliminate processed sugar: this includes sodas and high fructose corn syrup which is in pretty much all manufactured foods.
- Reduce or eliminate white refined grains like white bread.
- Of course you need a rigorous and regular exercise routine. That’s what personal trainers are for.
Exercise is a key factor in losing weight, but the foods you choose to use as fuel are responsible for determine how effective your weight loss exercise routine will be. A big issue many people face when trying to lose weight is controlling their sweet tooth.
Having a sweet tooth simply means you have a strong craving for sugary substances, whether from food or beverages. It is an unfortunate truth that people who succumb to their sweet tooth end up gaining significantly more fat than others. This isn’t only because of the fat gained by sugar, but also because of the fact sugar consumption drains one’s energy. It makes it harder for one to exercise after the sugar crash. Below are the top three “sweet treats traps” you should avoid in order to start shedding those extra pounds.
Top 3 Sweet Tooth Treats To Avoid
Sweet Treat Trap #1: Soda
Soda is one of the most popular drinks in the United States. By consuming one can of soda, your body is getting 40 grams of sugar, which is roughly 10 small packets of sugar that you would see at a restaurant or fast food business. That is only from one can. People who drink soda tend to have one after another which can lead to problems such as obesity or diabetes. Instead, replace soda with water.
Sweet Treat Trap #2: Baked Foods
Delicious baked goods like cake, cookies, and pies sound like a great idea for dessert, but only every once in awhile and not every single night. Eating pastry foods will increase your blood sugar to a very unhealthy level as well as a larger producer of fat than soda. All of your carbohydrates during your fat loss program should be natural complex carbohydrates like oatmeal, rice, potatoes and the like. No bread, pasta or pastries!
Sweet Treat Trap #3: Candy
Candy is a major cause of fat gain due to all of the refined sugar within it. Eating candy can become a habit to some, a very bad habit that should be stopped. A good replacement for candy would be something you can pop into your mouth every now and then, like unsalted nuts or butter-free popcorn.
Now imagine eating candy throughout the day while sipping on soda, only to end the day with a large piece of cake and a bowl of ice cream. That is absolutely one of the best ways to gain fat! As you can see, in order to lose weight you may just have to pull out that sweet tooth (not literally). By eating a healthier diet and consuming the right fuel, working out will be extremely easy for your body and you may even find it fun. Once you completely eliminate all of that refined sugar from your body you will definitely slim down and feel better than ever as well.
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by Jason Kozma