Get a fruit fix To curb your sweet tooth, reach for fresh fruits. This sounds fairly obvious, but some fruits are better than others when it comes to prepping a bikini bod. "Swap out that banana, watermelon, [or] cantaloupe, and swap in more fibrous, low glycemic fruit such as an apple, peach, pear, plum, or a cup of berries," says Zerling. Bikini season is also the perfect time to go full out on the citrus. "Reach for a grapefruit. This fruit is loaded with vitamin C and it is speculated to possess some sugar regulating properties for the digestive process. Grapefruit also satisfies a sweet tooth, which can decrease the need to turn to other sweets that are more calorically dense."
But there is one catch: That morning glass of orange or grapefruit juice doesn't count! "Sometimes we forget that what we are drinking can be just as detrimental as what we are eating," says Ware. "Skip the juice and go for the whole fruit. Juices can be loaded with added sugars, and you're missing out on the tummy-filling fiber when you don't eat the whole fruit."
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