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Losing Weight | The Natural and Fun Way

Just because the dog days of summer are here, it doesn’t mean you should stop working out! Now more than ever, you should be treating your body right. This includes not only working out and being active, but also eating healthy.  There are tons of ways you can lose weight. From diet pills to weight loss programs.

But the most effective way is by making your diet a lifestyle change.  Healthy and consistent nutrition combined with regular exercise can help you meet your fitness goals.

Here are some suggestions on how you can lose weight while still enjoying the summer:

Stay Away From Sugary Drinks

It’s tempted to want to drink soda and juices full of sugar.  Other than the fact that soda and sugary juices will make you crave more, they are usually lacking in healthy ingredients.  If you keep a diet that is loaded with water, you’ll find that you feel healthier and your body will thank you.  With the hot summer months, it’s important to keep yourself hydrated.

Fruit is Your Friend

One of the reasons why people become overweight is not because they eat a lot. It’s the food they are choosing to indulge in.  Foods like fries, chips, and fried foods are not your friend if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle.  Snacking on fruits like pears will give you a good source of fiber and also curb your appetite until your next meal.

Take the Stairs

Whenever you are able to avoid the elevator and get more walking in, it will have a positive effect on your health.  Even if your schedule is busy, incorporating more physical activity into your life will benefit you in the long run.

Go for a Jog

Whether it’s early in the morning or around sunset, jogging or walking is a great way to relieve stress (which could lead to emotional eating), and a nice way to get a little bit of exercise in for the day.  Because the weather is much nicer now that it is summer, exercising outside is a great way to stay in shape and get some fresh air.

 

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