7 Ways to Lose Weight this Summer

There are two times of the year when you will hear most about the fitness, diet and weight loss. One is the New year and the second is summer. As summer is just around the corner and you are looking to shed fat that you have just gained during your winter hibernation. Summer is the best time to lose your weight and to look good in a swimsuit. I will list some of the ways that can help you in achieving your desired body during this summer.

Exercise:

I've never been a big fan of exercising...there I said it!! BUT I know that it's necessary for my good health, so I exercise. A good place to exercise is the gym. I love joining classes at the gym (ie. yoga, pilates, aerobics). I know that getting to the gym can be a challenge. First thing you need to do is to make up your mind to go to the gym. Most of the people fail to go to the gym due to lack of motivation. This is not going to help you in losing weight. You don’t have to train insane in the gym but to start with just fat burning activities.

You can include some of the outdoor activities as well to burn some calories. This will help you to achieve your desired toned body quickly. Outdoor activities can include beach volleyball, hiking, swimming and some sports that are perfect for summer.

Choose your drink wisely:

You need to careful what are you having with your drinks. You need to remain hydrated during summer, but your drink can contain a lot of carbs and sugar that can push you away from your fitness goals. You have to ditch your sweet drinks such as soda, energy drinks and sweet coffee and tea. Cutting out these sweet drinks can result in few pounds of weight loss and more energy. But do remain hydrated throughout the day. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water. For example, a 150 lb person should drink 75 ounces of water in a day. You'll probably start to notice you have more energy, aren't as hungry or moody as usual, and your cravings are reduced.

I know that plain water can get boring and, due to filtering, water lacks trace minerals and electrolytes that we need for optimal health. My recommendations to solve this problem are to add Ultima Replenisher to at least 1 glass of water a day. My family's favorite flavor is Raspberry. Then, to all your other glasses of water add 2-3 drops of Trace Minerals.

Cut out Alcohol Intake:

Don't shoot the messenger! I enjoy an adult beverage from time-to-time also. There's nothing wrong with having a drink every so often; however, if you're trying to lose weight or repair your gut it needs to go (temporarily)! Alcohol also contains sugar, and it sets off the insulin resistance which can result in weight gain. Depending on your drink of choice, it can also contain a lot of empty calories! So, if you are looking to lose some weight, you need to have a break from alcohol. There is no nutritional benefit in drinking alcohol, and if it is taking you away from your healthy goal, then it is better to leave it.

Eat Healthy:

Most of the people that are losing weight stop eating properly or count calories which is a wrong approach. You don’t need to starve yourself. This will make you weak rather than help you lose weight. If you are looking to burn some calories this summer, you need to eat well. Eat Clean. Ditch processed foods. Eat the rainbow daily.

Eating the right foods not only affects our weight, but it has a significant impact on our mood and mental health too! Read more about that here.

Burn calories in fun way:

Summer can get you with its hot weather, so you need to do add such activities in your routine that you enjoy the most. For example, you can go for surfing on can go for a swim or walk on the beach. This way you can turn your daily routine into a workout.

Sleep well:

Don’t compromise on your sleep. As you are working out your body in the day time, you need to give it proper rest. In summer people often feel a bit lazy. Proper sleep will help you to feel balanced and refreshed all day. Plus, when we are tired we often reach for junk food.

Embrace change:

Most of the people resist changing their habits. If you continue with your winter routine, you are not going to have any change in summer as well. You need to adopt these positive and healthy changes quickly because this is the only way that can make your journey comfortable and satisfactory.

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