6 Easy, Breezy Summer Weight Loss TipsArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
If the warmer weather is inspiring you to work harder at your weight loss goals, then you might be looking for some easy summer weight loss tips. At Nutrisystem, we’re all about helping you make simple changes that will make losing weight fit into your lifestyle.
In fact, we even believe that with the right changes, losing weight can be fun! The less of a chore that you make it, the more likely you are to succeed. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up six easy, breezy summer weight loss tips for you to try this season.
1. Hydrate Well
Drinking water is always an important step in weight loss. It can be common to mistake thirst for hunger, which may lead to overeating. But your need for water may ramp up in the summertime if you’re spending more hours outside and sweating more often.
We understand that keeping up with the demands of drinking can be difficult, but we’ve got lots of tips on how to drink more water throughout your day. Besides promoting weight loss, regular water consumption also helps increase your energy, fight off fatigue and keep your immune system functioning as it should.
Infused water recipes that combine H2O with fruits, veggies and fresh herbs is a great way to stay hydrated in the summer heat. But you need not only get your water from drinking! You can also consume hydrating foods like cucumber and celery.
2. Get Active Outdoors
The warmer weather presents the perfect opportunity to start spending more time outside. It also opens up a whole new range of outdoor exercise opportunities. There’s swimming, kayaking, hiking or even just more time for walking in the sunshine!
If you’re hitting the beach this summer, you might also want to make time for these calorie-burning activities. Beach volleyball, paddleball, swimming or just walking on the beach can really torch calories. However, they’re activities you’ll enjoy enough that you won’t realize you’re getting lean in the process!
3. Fire Up the Grill
The warmer weather also means grilling season is here! We love grilling because it helps add delicious flavor to lean proteins, vegetables and even fruit, which in turn makes it easier to fill up on healthy foods.
Just be careful that you do really make healthy choices. In general, social BBQs can be a pitfall to your healthy eating plan if they’re grilling up regular burgers, dogs or brats. Sides like potato salad or chips can also be diet detours. Instead, try some of these simple tips to stay on track at the BBQ, which includes ideas like bringing your own meat or even making some of the sides yourself! The host will be happy for the help and you’ll be able to stick to your healthy eating plans.
4. Visit the Local Farmers Market
As summertime rolls along, this is a great time to take advantage of the fresh local produce at farmers markets and farm stands. Pick up some seasonal summer foods, such as local peaches or zucchini. Delicious ingredients like these make summer weight loss easy and you’ll feel good about the food you’re eating.
Better yet, try your hand and growing some produce in your own backyard! Even you’ve never done much gardening before, tomatoes are a great place to start. They’re relatively easy to grow and will give you nice bounty! Check out these 10 home gardening tips for beginners that are straight from our gardening expert.
5. Take Your Meal Outdoors
One of the best aspects of warmer weather is the opportunity to dine al fresco! Eating outdoors on a deck or patio can really add to your overall enjoyment. But you can also take the opportunity to slow down and be mindful about your eating. Enjoy the sun, the sounds of the birds chirping or the dog or kids playing in the yard. Take in the sights and sounds and slow down your pace of eating.
A number of studies, including one published in BMJ Open, have shown that eating more slowly can help with weight loss. One of the reasons this may be the case is that we tend to eat past fullness when we eat too fast. We eat more than we really need to before our brains can register that we’re full.
6. Get Meals Delivered
As we mentioned, our goal is to help simplify the process of losing weight for you. One way that we achieve that is with loads of helpful advice and tips. However, Nutrisystem is also designed to be convenient so that it fits into your lifestyle, making summer weight loss easy and breezy.
If you’re looking to lose weight this summer and don’t want to pay attention to every single ingredient that goes into each and every meal that you eat, then Nutrisystem can remove the guesswork for you. We deliver perfectly portioned versions of your favorite foods, including summer favorites like grilled chicken, burgers and ice cream. We take the prep out of meal prep and provide you with an amazing support system to keep you motivated and on track throughout your weight loss journey. Even if you’re already on Nutrisystem, be sure to stock up on some of your favorites so that you always have a smart and satisfying option on hand all season!
So many of our weight loss Success Stories tell us that having meals come right to their door is one of their favorite parts about Nutrisystem. It eliminates meal planning and cuts down on grocery shopping! But even when you are ready to move onto making healthy meals of your own, Nutrisystem is there to set you up for success with plenty of tips and recipes. Nothing makes us happier than seeing you succeed!