Get summer ready!

summer shorts

Before you know it, the summer holidays will be here. If you'd like to welcome their arrival with open (toned) arms and feeling 100% summer ready, then read on. We've also enlisted the help of writer Mimi Spencer, author of the new Fast Beach Diet book who'll be mentoring anyone who fancies joining in. 


The Fast Beach Diet


Wondering what the difference is between The Fast Diet and The Fast Beach Diet? Well it's all a matter of time. If you're looking to get fit and lose weight quickly, it could be the thing for you.

Join the club

watermelon and feta salad

Join in and do the six week Fast Beach Diet on our Talk boards. You can share your success with other Mumsnetters and share tips, tricks and recipes for getting summer ready!

Fast day meal planner


From sticky fish with ginger and lime and Tricolore omelette to Goan aubergine curry – our six week meal planner will keep you on track with delicious and healthy recipes.

Tips and tricks for fast days

fast day tips

Feeling daunted by the prospect of eating under 500 calories a day twice a week? Here are some top tricks and tips to help you get off to a flying start. Fasting gets easier with practice – promise!

Exercises you can do at home

home crunches

Can't afford gym membership (or spare the time to get to one)? Here are 10 easy exercises you can do in the privacy of your own home. The results are, happily, exactly the same.

High intensity interval training

HIIT stopwatch

Squeezing a week's exercise into a single hour sounds too good to be true, but if you're short on time or find hours in the gym boring, then high intensity interval training (HIIT) might be for you.

Summer style and beauty

style and beauty

From hair removal to fake tan and sunscreen, our style and beauty pages have lots of tips, tricks and tutorials to get you looking and feeling great for the summer.

Summer on Talk

 ballet flats

Cometh the sun, cometh Mumsnetters' discussions on everything from the best sunscreens and hayfever hacks, to the hunt for THE summer dress!

Share diet and fitness tips

Mug with heart tea bag

What do you do to bolster your flagging resolve? Share your tips.

Summer reads

Summer reads

While we gather together Mumsnetters' favourite books for reading over the summer hols – should you actually get any time to yourself – check out our 2013 guide.

Find a family-friendly holiday

family friendly holidays

Whether you're looking for a family-friendly festival, a cruise, an exotic beach location or a great British adventure, we've got heaps of advice and info on the best holidays around.