How to keep up with all that summer craziness and still stick to your awesome plan to get the best shape of your life…
Summer means parties, socializing with friends and family, theme days, holidays, beach vacation and… food. It also means smaller clothes like swimsuits, shorts and tank tops, which can be your worst enemies during the summer heat if you are carrying lots of extra pounds. Showing a fat stomach or fat thighs is not exactly the most pleasant thing nowadays when everyone else around you is wearing stylish summer clothes and exposing rock-hard abs. How can you keep up with all the craziness and still stick to your careful plan to slim down?
Now is the time, with days being longer and temperatures milder, to start working out in earnest.
Here are a few tips to help you stay on track and still enjoy that crazy summer party:
This one is not a secret, but not many people apply this. Eat before you go. Have a decent meal before you hit the scene so that you don’t feel tempted to indulge in foods that don’t fit into your diet.
Choose wisely. Head for the fruits and vegetables. Skip the dip and avoid the potato salad but enjoy the crudités.
Fill up the tank with liquids. Fresh water or iced tea (both goes awesome when lemon-flavored) will keep you feeling full so you don’t unintentionally ruin all your good work.
Don’t stand near the food. Keep your distance and it will be difficult to eat unnecessarily.
If you must eat, put your food on a smaller plate. A salad or dessert plate full of delicacies is a lot less damaging than a heaping dinner plate.
Have a little exercise. If there’s dancing, then get into it. An hour of dancing can burn off your dessert.
Keep your eyes forward and your mouth moving. If you concentrate on the person you’re talking to and don’t eat at the same time, there’s less chance of overeating without thinking.
Put down the loaded plate. If your well-meaning hostess has filled up your plate, put it down and walk away. Don’t be bullied into cleaning your plate if you don’t want to.