If you’re a die hard Coachella goer, you know all about the Coachella Diet. Last minute juice cleanses, multiple hours of working out and obnoxious detox dieting leave you without the quick results you were hoping for and days of fatigue from malnourishment. This all sounds so boring, as I shake my finger at you, but it’s true. Don’t be silly. You will never get the results you dream of in two days but you can beat the bloat and feel slimmer with a few tips and tricks.
With just a few days till Coachella kick off, it’s not too late.
1. Stay away from sugars and salts.
We all know that sugar and salt keep us from looking sexy in a crop top but it’s the best tip to follow. Love your vanilla latte in the morning? Ask for sugar-free syrup. It’s only for a few days and you’ll be happy you said no to both. Your cutoffs will thank you when you’re jumping up and down to Calvin Harris
2. Drink lots of water.
This sounds like an oxymoron as most people think the more water you drink, the more bloated you get. Sure at first it feels that way but when consistent, even just two days in a row, your body will stop retaining as much and your water weight will vanish.
3. Eat more…more often that is.
Don’t just think one big meal will get you by and make you skinny. Eating small meals every three hours will boost your metabolism, firing up your fat-burner. Who doesn’t want that? This also stops you from binging and eating too much in one sitting. Get Coachella smart and start snacking often.
4. HIIT up your cardio routine.
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HIIT routines, or High-Intensity Interval Training, get your heart rate pumping, metabolism up, and the endurance you’ll need to jam out three days straight. You train for a marathon, right? Why not train for a weekend rock-out sesh? A few days of interval cardio will help burn those extra calories you’re looking to say good-bye to.
5. Get a spray tan.
All hard work deserves a reward and what better way to show off your body definition then glowing skin. Dark tones show curves and muscles off in the way we want them to so start a California festival weekend off the right way with a sunkissed look.
Not feeling crop top ready, even after all the fitness and health tips? No worries. The beautiful thing about fashion is it can trick the eye and make us feel super sexy, especially when our problem areas are covered. Have no fear, there are too many options in the Coachella fashion world to not feel in style.
1. Show skin somewhere else.
The stomach definitely gets a lot of attention during the summer but we forget about those other great areas. Show a little peak-a-boo skin in a top like this Havana Paisley top by Clover Canyon. Style it with the matching shorts for an allover look, both available at stylehaus.com.
2. A little side boob never hurt.
The side boob top is just as famous as the crop top, if not more. With a bandeau or a triangle bikini, this style covers the belly you may not want to show, but showcases some skin for a sexy Coachella look.
3. Some other fun options- overalls w/ a crop top and jumpsuits!
Another great way to hide the belly is with overalls. This trend is hot right now and with a crop top, you’ll get some skin action and still feel comfortable in your outfit. Still not hot about the crop top? Pair it with a muscle tee or tank for a more covered look that’s still Coachella fashion inspired. Don’t forget about the jumpsuit. This Bec & Bridge Gourami piece is perfect for a day in the sun, with major side boob and back attention.
4. A flannel around your waist.
A flannel has many purposes, including its ability to hide unwanted areas. Not only does it accentuate your curves, it also has the ability to add them for us ladies that don’t have much. A great piece to add to your overalls and crop top during the day, then throw it on for the cooler nights.
5. Boyfriend shorts.
Not all of us can wear tight fitting high waisted shorts. A looser fitting short, like the boyfriend short, is a great option that’s relaxed, comfortable, and completely Coachella worthy. Pair it with a slouchy tank, floppy hat, flat ankle boots and statement arm candy.
You’ve prepped yourself days before on the fitness and health side. Now it’s time for Coachella. What can you eat, drink, and do at Coachella to skip the bloat?
1. Vodka and water with MiO.
A smart pregame is the perfect way to cut out the sugar and carbs. A vodka water with a little squirt of MiO for flavor leaves you feeling guilt free and still a part of the party. With a pregame that’s sure to not add too many calories, you leave room for the beers you can’t say no to later on.
2. Almonds and KIND bars.
Sure there are healthy options at Coachella but when you just can’t leave your spot on the grass, you won’t be sorry when you’re crossbody bag is filled with almond packs and KIND bars. Both are great when on the go and will survive the heat of the California desert.
3. Pick the lean and green options.
When visiting the Heineken House, skip the savory donut with fig, basil, and goat cheese. No, no, no. With a farmers market, The Terrace, and the Clover Juice Bar at the Camping Counter, you do not have any excuses. So many great guilt free options to choose from that will keep your tastebuds happy and your tummy bloat free.
4. Get your yoga & pilates on.
We know the last thing you’re thinking about is working out at Coachella but for those who want to give it a try, a little zen and strengthening is offered early in the day. No better way to start your day then with a relaxing moment before the party gets crazy again.
5. Get creative.
Twister, hula hoop and relay races are just a few options for the competitive type. Sober or not, these outrageous child-like activities will get your heart rate going, keep your spirit young, and help burn the ridiculous amounts of alcohol that will be consumed. If competition is not your thing, shake it just a little harder during the Disclosure set.
Whether you’re a health nut or not, in the end, we all want to look and feel comfortable. The end result is what you make it. Take these tips with you and pass them along. Have fun with health, enjoy fashion, and get your Coachella on.
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