The summer is around the corner, right? The time is now to get yourself ready for the beach to enjoy nice warm weather. But after the over-indulgent winter it’s no surprise that ‘to lose weight’ is one of the most common resolutions.
Most peoples tackle the goal with a new gym membership and some starve themselves on a wacky fad diets. It seems simple enough, but it’s a largely useless proposition without a plan.
One of Australia’s leading dietitians, Susie Burrell, has some easy diet tips to help you get a great body shape in just few weeks. With these quick ‘strip back’ weight loss tips and tricks, it can be easy for anyone to shed pounds this summer.
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Numerous studies have shown the importance of water when it comes to losing weight. Summer necessitates drinking more water, especially before every meal. This leads to lower food consumption and a feeling of satiety in your body.
Not only weight loss, drinking moderate amount of water in summer carries several other health benefits too.
Your level of activity is one of the biggest factor indicating the amount of water you should drink each day. It is advisable to drink to 12-15 glasses of fluids including water, tea, buttermilk, soup, etc.
Yes! Scientist believe that the heat tames your insatiable appetite. People don’t have appetite for a largely heavy meals, especially after running errands in the heat!
A recent study reported that the people who worked out in a hot environment ate lesser than those who exercised in a cooler one. So don’t end up eating heavy meals instead have some lollies and ice-creams.
Say good bye to smoothies, sweetened teas, sweetened specialty coffee drinks and sodas which add nothing calories. Prefer to have highly refined carbohydrates such as jumbo oats, brown basmati rice, and stone-ground whole meal bread.
This will spike your blood sugar level and encourage pancreas to produce insulin which facilitates the accumulation of fat.
Hydrating your body in summer is extremely important! Quench your thirst with healthy summer drinks. Fruit juice works great in hydrating your body and makes your drink tastier and healthier.
It is a high-nutrient version of its source and is rich in antioxidants, glucose, magnesium, calcium and potassium in addition with various health boosting benefits. So don’t forget to take juice, if you want to enjoy the summer.
Taking soup before the meal, you can lower your overall calorie intake by up to 20% compared to a meal without soup.
According to research from Penn State University, Soup, is a great appetite suppressant as it consists of a hunger-busting combination of liquids and solids.
Alternatively, swap your daily lunchtime sandwich with quick green salads… this will lower your calorie intake. There are plenty of salads that can help you slim down this summer. Some of them are wild rice salad, grilled lamb salad, hearty detox salad, etc.
Do not sit down or take strenuous exercise immediately after you finish your meal. Prefer to have Green Tea as it contains powerful polyphenols and caffeine in it which actually works to cut belly fat in every little bit counts.
It is quite beneficial to drink green tea after 30 – 45 minutes of finishing your meal. Dr. OZ has well explained Green Tea top features and its amazing weight loss aids in his TV show.
Due to the polluted environment, we consume a lot of toxins through air, food and water every day. The toxins get deposited in our body with increasing amount of pesticides, additives, chemicals and preservatives in foods and drink.
Excess toxins are one of the common reasons for rapid weight gain, therefore a seasonal detox is effective in removal of toxins from your body. Try eating fruits with high in liquid-content as they helps the body wash out toxins.
A beautiful sunny day is the ultimate motivation to go outside and play, but the exercise and summer heat can be a risky combination.
Summer workout such as beach volleyball, stand up paddle surfing and kayaking will keep you cool and fit. In fact, you’ll burn around 208 calories an hour as you balance your way to flat abs.
While coffee itself is no bad thing, it is the sugar which often add to a calorie trap. Now don’t just think of fancy iced coffee! Swap your usual latte for black coffee, green tea and herb tea for next six months.
Yes! This is the coolest perks of summertime and actually works to cut extra carvings. It can also boost your physical performance and the anti-oxidants contained prepares your body in fighting germs and infections.
Sleep plays an important role in your physical and mental health. When you don’t sleep enough, your cortisol levels rises and the stress hormone ultimately results in fat gain.
Not only this, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Prolong sleep deficiency is associated to an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Your desire to lose weight before an upcoming vacation often becomes a last-minute sprint to the finish line. So don’t think more, lighten up your diet this summer with these refreshing tips and tricks. Because small changes often make big impact!