Summer can be a busy time of year from getting invites to weddings, graduations, BBQs, beach days, wanting to get a tan, etc. And whether we like it or not, summer always comes. Some summers we feel more confident in our own skin and some summers we don’t. Well, we are here to say that no matter where you are at in your body’s journey, we say show up for those weddings, show up in that bathing suit and be confident in your skin knowing where you are is completely okay and every day is a new day to reach your goals. Here are our summer weight loss tips.
6 Summer Weight Loss Tips
Drink Plenty of Water
The best part about summer is that a lot of these tips seem to be easier to accomplish than any other time of year. Meaning, one important tip is to make sure you drink plenty of water. We always find it is easier to drink more water in the summer because we are already hot and a nice cold glass of water is refreshing. Our trick is that we like to consume a good amount of water in the morning. This way you are starting yourself off on a good habit, as well as getting in a good amount before you start sweating all day.
Fill Up on Summer Foods
What are summer foods? We are talking about fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are healthy to eat but that is a no-brainer and also a great way to fill up. They are usually always found at a social gathering, which means you can eat healthily and fill up on the good stuff and skip all of the chips and desserts. Plus, a lot of fruits have a decent about of water in them too, so double win for hydration.
Get in the Sun in the AM
Yes, there is a good time to exercise, even if it’s just. walk around the neighborhood. Research has shown that people who were more exposed to light in the early morning had a lower body mass index than those whose light exposure happened later in the day. Light exposure early in the day helps set your internal clock which, if it’s disrupted, can lead to a sluggish metabolism and weight gain.
Have Fun Burning Calories
- Join that pickup game of basketball
- Play with your dog or kids at the beach
- Toss that volleyball or football around at the beach or neighborhood park
- Try stand-up paddle boarding at your local lake
Heat Can Be Your Best Friend
The summer heat can literally help you to eat less. Eating makes you hot. Really. Have you ever noticed that you aren’t very hungry after working out? Eating contributes to helping you maintain your body heat, which is the last thing you want to do in the summer. You’re more likely to eat less during the summer months to keep your body cool without even realizing it. Get out of the AC and soak up the heat of summer. And wear SPF, of course.
Don’t Skip the Caffeine
Keep your energy up to keep your body moving. The more you move the more calories you will burn. Snag some of our SUPER FUEL today. Our SUPER FUEL works while you do. A boost of energy and essential vitamins to keep you going and going (and going), whenever and wherever you need it. For the everyday, the all-nighter or the morning after. Plus, it comes in refreshing summer flavors like Orange Mango, Strawberry Lemonade, Blue Raspberry and Ginger Lime.
And remember, don’t skip the family reunion, don’t skip the pool day, and throw the negative body talk out the window. You are just where you need to be. You are doing great.