Would it surprise you if we said summer is one of the best times to lose weight? Despite all the backyard cookouts and beach vacations, you can still lose weight during this sunny season.
It’s Farmers Market Season
You’ll find a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables that contain an important weight loss superstar: fiber. This macronutrient fills you up, maintains energy levels, and fosters a healthy gut microbiome — which can ultimately help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Stock up on RM-approved fruits (like blackberries, blueberries, strawberries) and vegetables (like asparagus, cucumbers, green beans) at your local farmers market.
Time to Fire up the Grill
Grilling offers a quick and easy way to switch up your meals and create something everyone can enjoy. It can also be one of the healthiest ways to cook because there is no oil to add extra fat and calories and no heavy breading or deep frying to weigh down meat.
Heat your vegetables in a foil pack on the grill or use them in kabobs — the little bit of char, warmth, and caramelization will make them more appetizing for even the pickiest eaters.
No More “It’s Too Cold” Excuses
Research shows that moving your body in nature can lower stress and anxiety levels and support an overall improved psychological state compared to indoor exercise. Remember not to exercise between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to ensure your body doesn’t overheat.
Looking for a way to beat the heat and get a workout in? Try our Summer Pool Exercises.
With fewer school obligations, summer is the perfect season to spend more time with your kids and get them involved with your weight loss efforts — whether it’s a walk after dinner or helping to prepare healthy snacks for an afternoon of outdoor fun.
Invite your kids to help you prepare a meal. While allowing you time to talk with your kids, you can also be teaching them invaluable tools in learning how to cook.
There is no shortage of simple ways to replenish your H2O stores in summer. Add herbs like basil and mint or fruit slices to your water glass. You can also sip on iced unsweetened green tea, which can help boost your metabolism to increase your weight loss progress.
Make it easy to stay hydrated — at meals, keep a pitcher of water on the table, and refill your glass frequently. If you are on the go, fill your water bottle before you leave home and bring it along on your daily travels.
Developing a Summer Mindset
Summer can be unpleasant for those trying to lose weight because there are countless opportunities for embarrassment and discomfort.
Give Yourself Grace
Tenacity and hard work are important when navigating your weight loss journey. Learning to give yourself grace and pushing forward even temptation comes up is vital to future success. You need to continue to believe in yourself, no matter what.
Highlight the Positive
Accentuate the parts of your body you like instead of trying to camouflage the areas you don’t like. Many stores have stylists you can work with to help you find clothes or bathing suits that complement your body.
Create a Positive & Encouraging Daily Mantra
If you find yourself engaging in negative self-talk, practice a daily positive mantra. Be gentle with yourself and focus on the great things you are doing.
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