Summer has officially drawn to a close, which means it is time to return to healthy routines. Here are a few tips to help you stay on track with your diet.
Get Back on Track at Work
A soda or energy drink may sound like a good idea when you need a midday energy boost. However, they’re empty calories with little nutritional value. Buy a reusable water bottle and keep it filled with water and fruit slices for a hint of flavor.
Don’t Sit When You Can Stand
Research shows that staying stationary for long periods can harm your health. Our bodies are built to move and doing so for 3 minutes every hour can help with weight loss.
Get Back on Track at School
Buy Healthy Convenience Foods
Your supermarket has pre-cut fruits and vegetables that you can grab when you need something to munch on while out and about dropping off and picking up kids.
If your weekends are as busy as your week, you can meal prep with a slow cooker, instant pot, or air fryer. Throw in your ingredients for your family’s other favorites, and let the appliance do the work.
Find Time To Relax
Stress not only impacts your ability to maintain a healthy weight — it can prevent you from losing weight. Take a few minutes for some “me” time to relax and de-stress during the day. Here are a few stress-relieving activities you can try.
Get Back on Track with Socializing
Check the Menu Before You Go
Look at the menu online and select a meal that can be customized to fit your diet. This allows you to focus on friends and family while you’re out rather than the menu. Check out our Dining Out the Red Mountain Way video series for more ways to enjoy a meal out, without sabotaging your diet!
Offer To Host
You don’t have to go out to have a social life. Offer to host an event at your place, so you can control what’s served and stick to your diet plan. If you are invited to a party, volunteer to bring a healthy dish.
Suggest a Gathering Not Focused on Food
Find events that you’ll enjoy that keep you in touch with your social life without focusing just on food. You could have a board game night, start a book club, or see a concert.
Restart Your Routine After Summer
Use this worksheet to help you gain the motivation you need to get back into your routine this season.
WOOP Method developed by psychologist and researcher Gabriele Oettingen.
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