Summers come in knocking and sweaters come off. All those hot chocolates, warm fuzzy Christmas plum cakes, overload of drinks (first preparing for NYE and then just going with it) and comfort foods take a toll on that waistline. Since it is a gradual process we don’t really realize we have lost that hot summer bod long back. All that is left is a hugsy, the teddy bear with love handles, muffin top and unwanted bulge all over.

Want a quick fix? Well, this article won’t offer you any drastic 2 or 4-week diet plans. We want you to gradually tone down and bring the sexy back. It’s going to be tough but once you get going, there is no stopping you.

Here are 10 tips to get off that unwanted winter bulge.

1. Be A Water Baby

Hydration plays a key role in proper functioning of the digestive system. With the inflow of so much junk food lately, it is important to flush off the high sodium running in your system. Also, the cold usually decreases the consumption of water, hence adding up to the issues. Drink as much water as you can in order to fully detox your body and take charge of the situation at hand.

Fruit-infused water and smoothies are amazing alternatives. Some people don’t like to drink straight up water. You can add fresh cut fruits and veggies like oranges, lemon, strawberry, kiwi, blueberries, raspberries, cucumber, mint leaves and ginger root to make your own infused water at home. This will help DE-bloat and improve the overall digestion. Smoothies are awesome if you have less time and want to make the most of your snack hour. Add green leafy veggies, avocado, chia seeds, apple, banana and milk to blender and enjoy your tall glass in the morning.