(WTNH) -- Forget about that New Year's resolution, summer is actually the best time to shed those pounds.
This time of year, exercise is less of a chore.
"Most people find that serotonin or they feel better, it's better this time of year because in the winter, we tend to get depressed, we're stuck, shut indoors," said Lisa Lynn, LynFit.
Lisa Lynn is a nationally known fitness and nutrition expert.
"If you're sporting fat in you're mid section, your body is telling you, you are eating too many carbs," said Lynn.
Choices of fruits and vegetables are bountiful, but specific ones are less likely to expand the waistline.
"Clinical research is showing these lychees raise the thermostat or the heat in your stomach, hips or things or wherever you're sporting cold zones," Lynn said.
She says get rid of the syrup, and add a supplement.
"Oligonol is mixed with green tea, is where the magic occurs when they mixed lychee with green tea, they found that was where you could burn the fat the most effective," said Lynn.
Her go to fruit: a small green apple.
"This little trick at 3 p.m. lifts the blood sugar up so that you are not going to crave, balances the blood sugar with the fiber, but more importantly hits our leptin, which shuts off our hunger hormone signal," Lynn said.
She pushes two moves, aimed at the core.
"They flatten the stomach versus push them out more," she said.
The plank with a well-positioned ball.
"Place it under the belly button to prop you up," Lynn said. "When we plank improperly we slam our discs together in the back, hurting our body versus helping it."
Build up to two minutes.
There's also the side core raise.
"What you want to do is get your body in a totally flat straight line," said Lynn. "You want to be up like that, lifting the arm up to the sides and push it out to the other wall."
At least 30 seconds on each side she says, and you're good to go.
As always, consult your doctor when you change your diet and start a new exercise plan.
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