We’re turning the corner in the COVID-19 pandemic just in time to start getting in shape for summer! As we get back to enjoying our normal activities, some may be worried about how to shed the quarantine 15 for their ideal summer body. Whether you’re hanging out by the pool, going to the beach or just enjoying the great outdoors on vacation, we want to help you look your best.
Here are a few of our best, simple diet tips that you can start adopting today:
1. Eat seasonal and introduce more fruits and veggies into your diet! Switching to a more plant based diet is not only good for the planet but beneficial for you in so many ways including lowering your risk for certain cancers, cardiovascular disease and cholesterol. Plus, they’re packed with vitamins and minerals crucial to maintaining a healthy diet. Fruits and veggies in season during the summer: Cherries, Watermelon, Strawberries, Green Beans, Blackberries, Blueberries, Peaches, Eggplant, Plums and Corn
2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! We cannot stress the importance of drinking water – especially during the hot summer months. Drink at least 8 cups of water per day and reap the benefits of good hydration including improved skin appearance, maintaining electrolytes, regulate temperature and blood pressure, help regulate your metabolism, cushion/lubricate joints and much more.
3. Focus on making small, manageable changes to your diet and exercise routine. Many people find it to lose weight with the latest fad diet – usually a variation of a low carb diet – but quickly gain the weight back or hit a roadblock in losing those last few pounds. Our advice – which has helped thousands over the last 33 years lose weight and keep it off – is to adopt a healthy way of eating and exercise routine that works for you. The key to maintaining a healthy diet is one that focuses on whole grains, healthy fats, plant based proteins, limited red meat – balanced and wholesome diets are the main takeaways from this approach. Reducing your stress levels, limiting alcohol intake (especially when you’re first trying to lose weight) and, of course, drinking enough water are all important factors in dieting. Eating every three hours and exercising regularly are also important factors in maintaining blood sugar and improving your metabolism.
Feel like you could use a jump start before summer officially begins? Try our SimpliHealth Organic Reboot! More than just a cleanse, our Reboot is designed as a nutritionally balanced way to enjoy the benefits of a short term liquid diet. Each of the three phases features organic, vegan and gluten free meals, smoothies, pressed juices and Mighty Liquid Blends (meal replacements). Our clients have lost an average of 8 lbs over the total 12 day reboot! Learn more and sign up for the reboot here