Vacation, Ice creams, Family gatherings, Fun time, Cool drinks, Squashes, Mangoes and the list goes on... These are the things that come to my mind when I think of summer. Summer is the best time to indulge in some healthy eating and loose those extra pounds you banked in winter. Sounds Interesting!!! Here are few weight loss tips for this summer:
Sweat more: During summer we do sweat more as a natural phenomenon to cool body temperature. Now use this to increase your metabolism when you invest some calories on more cardio work out your body temperature spikes and your metabolism rises as you burn more calories to cool your body.
Eat watery fruits and vegetables: Adding fresh fruit and raw watery vegetables like cucumbers, bottle guards, raw mangoes to your daily diet is best possible way to lose weight. These vegetables provide good amount of soluble fibre and vitamin C (Elixir to weight loss). These vegetables also have refreshing feel after consuming. They fill your stomach fast but you feel like feathery after consuming them.
Take out some family time: Summer is vacation time in INDIA. Kids have holidays and take some time off from your regular routine work and indulge in adventure trips or relaxing vacation where you get some time to enjoy with family or friends. Stress busting should be the agenda of your trip. Stress plays a major role in obesity. So summer is the best time to bring down your stress levels.
Have fun being creative in Kitchen with kids: Summer is the time where we rush of some ice creams, and soft drinks. Instead try healthy alternatives like fruit popsicles and fruit and vegetable squashes. Be creative and design a recipe and experiment this along with kids. This way you can educate your kids on healthy eating and self cooking. This will have a major impact on their future eating habits. Research shows that overweight kids are going to be obese adults and end up in chronic ailments. So take some good parenting time this summer.
Stay cool stay hydrated: keep yourself cool with comfortable cotton outfits. Hydrate well with water (not refrigerated but pot water), coconut water, or vegetable juices, 50 % of your meals should be filled with raw vegetables. Snack on fruits, do not expose to heat waves in the afternoon.
Stay fit and lose weight this summer!!! Happy Vacation J