11 Reasons to Slim Down During the Summer

Most of us resolve at the beginning of the year to lose weight and get ready for summer, but by the time summer hits that New's Years Resolution is a distant memory. Did you know that when the weather is warmer you actually have a better chance of losing weight AND keeping it off? Instead of losing weight and getting ready FOR summer let's lose weight DURING the summer.

Here's why summer is so successful:
1.) Let the Light Shine.
Sunshine, simple sunshine. You are generally happier, more motivated and more energetic in the summer due to the long sunlight hours. When the sun rises before 6 a.m. and sets after 9 p.m. you are more likely to be out, busy, and moving. Think of all the things you can get done before breakfast and after dinner.

2.) Hot and Heavy.
It's hot, do you really feel like eating that big, heavy meal? Hot weather is a natural appetite suppressant. It's easier to avoid fast food and processed food in the summer because you just don't want that "heavy" feeling.

3.) Take It All In.
Eat outside. Take a lite lunch to work and go outside during your break. You are more likely to slow down when you're outside watching birds (or people). Enjoy your break.

4.) Drink 'Til You Don't Drop.
Cold water goes down easy on a hot day. Sugary sodas will not quench your thirst like water will. Avoid sugary sodas and too many frozen alcoholic drinks they make you more thirsty and add empty calories. Also, avoid sport drinks, these are loaded with sugar,sodium and calories.

5.) Fresh and Fun.
Fresh vegetables from your local Farmer's Markets and roadside stands taste so much better than supermarket vegetables. Quality and freshness are always top notch from your local market, and the prices aren't bad either. Local markets and roadside stands will often throw in "freebies" like an extra tomato, squash or pepper.

6.) Storm the Docks!
Get to know your local Salty Dog. Fish, shrimp and crab have never been fresher than they are in the summer. Be there when the boats come in.

7.) Grillin' and Chillin'.
Grilling is a fast, easy and healthy cooking method that keeps your kitchen clean and cool.

8.) Dip More Than Your Toes.
Take advantage of your pool membership, local lakes, or the ocean. Why should the kids have all the fun? Swimming feels wonderful on a hot day as an exercise that keeps you cool. Enjoy it with the kids or a private respite for yourself.
Check out these great swim exercises.

9.) Polish Your Green Thumb.
If you want to grown your own vegetables, now's the time to do it. We are so blessed to live in an area that can successfully grow something or several things all year long. Taking care of your garden (large or small) is excellent exercise. Don't forget to plant fresh herbs! These plants are perfect for containers.

10.) Look for Deals.
(Here's a Metabolic secret) Our weight loss deals are better, look for buy one get one free deals. Like the ones at the bottom of this page.

11.) No waiting.
Our offices are not as crowded in the summer. You can get in, get out, and get on your way!

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