Summer is here; weekends at the beach and outdoor events are just a few steps away. However, everyone knows that these parties can be loaded with very high calorie foods like chips, ice cream, pasta salads, beer and cocktails.
Here is a great way to keep those calories down, while keeping your energy up with our healthy tips:
- Make Breakfast a Priority
You have always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…so by eating a healthy breakfast combination of carbs, protein and healthy fats (yogurt, coconuts, almonds, walnuts) will kick your metabolism into high gear and extend your energy through out the day.
- Incorporate Veggies and Fruits into Your Diet
It is easy to have a routine of veggies..with summer you have many fresh choices…blueberry, raspberries, cherries, peaches, figs, plums, watermelon, corn, kale, asparagus, beets, squash etc., giving your body that energizing nutritional kick!
- Green Tea
Green Tea naturally speeds up your metabolism. The loose tea brew it yourself is always the best…WHITE TEA the traditional TEA of the Emperors in China actually has a higher concentration of anti-oxidant qualities, for that boost!
- Choose Seafood
Summer is a great time to get the freshest catch of fish..from your grocer or seafood purveyor. Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon is the best, Tuna, Halibut good choices as well as Lobster and clams.
- Drink 8-10 Glasses of Water per day
The summer heat can make us susceptible to dehydration. Start the day off with at least 2 glasses of water, preferably with a shot of real lemon. Keeping a bottle of water with you at all time as a reminder to keep going!
- Eat Healthy at the Beach
Making the right choices is so important…staying clear of ice cream and high calorie fried and barbecued foods, your body will love your for it! Pack your cooler with bottled water, ice, sandwiches on whole grain breads, hummus, nuts, yogurt and fruits!
- Recover with a Post-Workout Protein Shake
After a workout or summer outing, re-energize with a shake of your favorite protein powder and fruits, to kick start the muscle building process, recover from training and boost energy levels.
- Healthy Snacking at Work
When you eat more often five or six small meals or snacks you are far less likely to overeat, keep energy and blood sugar levels in check!
Have a wonderful sizzling summer everyone!