Summer is just right around the corner, right along with the heat, short sleeve shirts, shorts, and we can’t forget- the swimsuits. Before you go out and spend money on diet pills, go on crash diets or quick fixes try these 6 simple tips to slim down. Not only are they easy to implement- with a little planning- but they also promise lasting results. This will help you feel confident, strong and even sexy this summer. When it comes to your summer slim down plan working with a Health Coach will help ensure you reach your goals in a healthy and positive way while still living and loving your life.
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6 Step Summer Slim-Down
Drink Plenty of Water: Drink a glass of water within the first half an hour of waking up can really get a move on things. We have been told by health professionals that we should be drinking at least half our body weight in water each day. Another cool thing about water is that when ever the cravings come try drinking a glass of water and wait 5 minutes. Maybe it is just your body telling you it is dehydrated.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with sweet veggies, fruit, and spices: Your tongue has sweet taste buds that demand to be satisfied, so don’t’ hold out on’em!!!! Add naturally sweet foods & spices to your diet like squash, yams, carrots, beets, berries, figs, apples, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom.
SLEEP!!!: For many of us, this is easier said than done. But if you’re constantly tired your body is going to look for energy, usually in the form of sugar or caffeine. Power down an hour earlier than usual and notice how your cravings disappear.
Check your protein: This is a fun cool fact- watch how much protein and what kind of protein you are eating, especially animal protein. Eating too little animal protein can lead to massive sweet cravings. Eating too much animal protein can lead to sweet cravings. When I work with clients we find just the right sweet spot for protein intake so they feel satisfied.
Sniff out low-fat and fat free foods: When food manufacturers take the fat out of foods what do they put in? YEP, sugar!!!
Move yo’self: Movement is another kind of food for your body. It releases stress, makes you feel great and look great. When you don’t get enough the body starts to look for other ways to blow off steam, like binging on snickers bars.
Create new post-meal rituals: If you’re a “dessert after your meal” person, one of the things you might love about that is the ritual of it. What are other possibilities for post meal rituals? In Italy they eat fruit after every meal. This could be a great rigual.