What better time is there to lose weight than in the summer? Summer weight loss is relatively easy since you’re surrounded by motivation; bikini bodies abound, and shorts just don’t hide excess weight as leggings do. Don’t despair! A few simple weight loss tips and tricks will help you shed excess belly fat fast this summer! Like any weight loss plan, consult with a weight loss specialist before diving in to ensure it will work with your body. Our team is standing by to help with all your questions or concerns!
Abs Are Built In The Kitchen
Weight loss experts always advise making dietary changes before workout changes when trying to lose weight in the summer. Why? Weight loss is centered around calories in versus calories out. You need to burn more calories than you eat to drop weight. This means to shed those pesky extra pounds, you need to have a balanced and healthy diet. As an overall rule, a healthy diet is one that limits the amount of sugary and fatty foods you take in. The human body thrives on a diet of protein, complex carbohydrates (whole grains and legumes), and fiber. Eating lots of whole foods (such as whole fruit, vegetables, and simple proteins like eggs and chicken) with minimal added sugar, salt, and fat will get your body in tip-top shape. Snacks should be something healthy, such as the Proti-VLC bars from Advanced Medical Weight Loss, instead of sugar or fat-laden snacks like potato chips.
Know Your Food Labels
Knowledge is power when it comes to summer weight loss. A lot of hidden calories, fat, and sugar lie within processed foods. Some foods you don’t think are processed indeed are, such as frozen chicken breast pumped with hormones to keep the taste preserved during freezing. One of the most important things you can do for your body is to be aware of what you put in. Take a second before preparing your meal to read through the nutrition facts of each ingredient. Does it have a lot of chemical enhancements? Is it chock full of unhealthy additives such as high fructose corn syrup? If you don’t know what an ingredient is, it’s best to avoid putting it in your body. An easy way of keeping your meals clean is sticking to a professional healthy meal plan set up by a weight-loss professional.
Fill Up Your Tank on Water
One of our specialists’ favorite tricks to lose weight in the summer is a double whammy: it both hydrates you and lowers caloric intake. During the hotter months, your body sweats more. As water leaves through your pores it’s important to ensure you’re replacing it. An easy way to get extra water in is by drinking a full glass 30 minutes before each meal and a second full glass immediately before the meal. The human body frequently mistakes thirst for hunger pangs. Drinking eight ounces of water before a meal helps remove this mistaken identity. The glass immediately before a meal fills your stomach with liquid. The more liquid in your belly, the less room for food. This means you eat less and lose weight faster!
Switch Up Your Summer Workout To Burn More Belly Fat
The summer is a great time to switch up your workout. One of the best pastimes for warm months is swimming, which burns upwards of 600 calories per hour. You can also take advantage of the great outdoors by enjoying runs in the park, hiking, or biking around any of Las Vegas’ incredible trails. Even if you don’t love being outside, the gyms are less crowded in the summer. More people are spending time at home over summer break instead of at the gym pumping iron. You can take advantage of this and try a new machine or class you wouldn’t normally go for! Always consult with a weight loss specialist before trying a new workout routine.
Don’t Forget to Indulge A Little
Always remember weight loss is a marathon, not a race. The goal of exercise and diet is not to drop pounds quickly and then revert to your old ways. This method just leads to yo-yo dieting which can cause damage to your body over time. It’s much healthier to go for long-haul weight loss through a steady healthy diet and regular exercise. This doesn’t mean you have to give up everything you love to eat! Aim for a ‘cheat’ meal once a week where you eat whatever you’d like. Indulge in moderation! When you don’t feel deprived of treats it’s easier to stick to your weight loss plan. You can supplement your overall healthy lifestyle with fat burner shots, meal replacements, or professional meal plans to help ease any stress felt by maintaining a strict diet. If you eat clean 95% of the time, the 5% won’t matter!
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