Summer promotes the appearance of laziness, which forces you to consume sweet drinks and salty snacks. If you do not want to gain weight, follow a few universal rules. Thanks to them, you can not only maintain a good figure, but also your mood will change: you will have a lot of energy, and the feeling of heaviness will disappear.
How to spend the summer without gaining weight?
Breakfast should be royal.
Moreover, it must be delicious and truly royal! Scrambled eggs with tomatoes and herbs, delicious porridge with fruits and nuts – this is what the body needs to start the day well. Giving energy to the body in the morning, you will not be able to eat unhealthy snacks.
It is recommended to eat three or four times a day, preferably at the same time every day. You need to eat regularly, because otherwise you will have an insatiable appetite, you will eat everything you see, especially sweets and salty snacks!
Running outdoors, cycling, and gym are great options to stay active. This is good not only for your figure, but also for energy. After training, a lot of endorphins are released – nothing will spoil your mood! However, adjust your exercises according to your health condition with a trainer or physiotherapist. Also, if you don’t have your own bike yet, buy one, it’s a very useful thing.
The higher the temperature, the more you need to drink and do it on any occasion. It is especially recommended to drink still water of average mineralization. Remember, thirst is a sign of dehydration, don’t let that happen!
Limit salt intake.
Replace salt with herbs. You will notice that the water level in your body will return to normal, the swellings will disappear and the blood pressure will stabilize. At first, limiting salt intake may seem like a daunting task, but quick results will convince you of the right decision. In addition, you will be able to drink more water, which will not linger in your body.
Choose vegetables instead of sweets.
Eat vegetables if you want something sweet. Sugar causes obesity and contributes to the development of many diseases. It is abundant in carbonated drinks, which people often drink in the summer. But remember that such drinks are just empty calories!
Eat unsaturated fats.
They are found in sea fish, nuts, olive oil, canola and linseed oil. They strengthen the immune system and help maintain proper cholesterol levels.
Think about the ingredients of your meal.
The right combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates determines the production of hormones that are responsible for well-being and performance. The composition needs to be adjusted – everyone reacts differently to different combinations. Be careful: eating a high-calorie diet slows down your metabolism!
Eat protein for dinner.
Dinner will also help in the weight loss process if it contains protein – it activates growth hormone, which helps burn fat. Add lean meat, fish, cottage cheese, eggs to dinner. But remember, unlike breakfast, dinner should not be too high in calories.