Trying to lose weight this summer? Whether it’s company picnic, backyard barbecues or holiday buffets, opportunities to overindulge is everywhere. But to lose five or ten pounds in the summer is east when you follow these five tips for summer weight loss:
Choose filling foods. Research shows that people tend to eat the same volume of food every day. By choosing foods that are high in volume but low in calories, you will keep hunger at bay while still losing weight. Satisfy your hunger with these filling foods :. . Whole grain cereals, lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, meat substitutes, whole wheat pasta, summer fruits and vegetables, and low fat microwave popcorn
Move more. Summer is a great time to take advantage of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and walking. Too hot to exercise? Take a dip in the pool. Water workouts burn calories and keep you cool even on summer’s hottest days. Just stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water!
Stay ahead of the hunger. If you let yourself get too hungry, you’re more likely to overeat when mealtime comes around. Strive that just-right feeling of eating healthy snacks every three to four hours.
Choose your dining companions carefully. An Eastern Illinois University study found that people consume 65 percent more calories when they eat with a friend who goes back in time than when they eat dinner with a friend who does not. If you are still hungry after you’re done eating, sip water and wait 20 minutes. So, if you are still hungry, fill up on fruits and vegetables and steer clear of fattening desserts.
Listen to your body. Understand the difference between physiological and psychological hunger. If you have recently eaten and still feel hungry ask yourself if you are experiencing emotional than physical hunger. Tracks that you eat to fill an emotional need include feelings of anger, fatigue, loneliness, depression, or other similar emotions.