Is swimwear a nightmare?

Twenty-five-year-old Meenakshi Dhar is heading for a beach in July. Excited as she is, the thought of wearing a bikini is giving her nightmares. But experts say with the right diet, exercise and a little camouflaging, she can have a happy sun and sand holiday.

There are many who choose shorts and t-shirts over swim wear because they lack the confidence mostly because of extra flab.

Fret not, says Althea Shah, vice president and fitness expert at Gold`s Gym, Mumbai. `One must work out harder on stubborn parts like inner thighs, love handles, back and triceps — these are the most prominent places for fat accumulation and visibility,` Shah said.

`Start with at least three days a week to do any form of a cardiovascular activity – walking, jogging, stair climbing, etc, and follow a simple exercise for every body part, alternating between upper and lower body workouts,` she added.

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Apart from exercising, a little focus on what you are eating can do wonders.

Nothing much is required, just dig out green leafy vegetables from your fridge, to satiate your hunger, said nutritionist consultant Geetu Amarnani, adding one can also have salads and soups.

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