Ladies if you are looking with forlorn sadness at the sexy two-piece in your wardrobe that you don’t really have the courage to don in public, try these simple strategies to get summer slim and beach ready. And you don’t have to starve or undertake any unhealthy diet for this either:

Begin with Protein: Proteins are the building blocks of the body and are an excellent way to flag off a morning for a day full of vim and vigor.

A good dose of lean protein for breakfast (think low fat yoghurt, egg whites and Canadian bacon) will mean that you feel full for longer and are able to resist the urge to snack on something unhealthy.

Potatoes: These have long been cast as a villain by health and fitness gurus but in fact potatoes are rendered unhealthy by the fact that they are often deep fried. A baked or boiled potato in fact has only about 100 calories and will help to keep you full for longer.

Trick your brain by sniffing: Often smelling something can offer a feeling of satiety, as though you have eaten. Inhaling peppermint every two hours could translate to 2700 fewer calories consumed in a week, according to a study.