Healthy Eating to Lose Weight this Summer

July 20, 2022

Mountaineer News

Wellness Wednesday's

Getting rid of excess fat can be very difficult, and many folks face the dilemma of losing weight during the summer months. Well, summer is in full swing... have you even begun that diet yet?


Diet pills, hunger pangs and crazy diets lure you in and give you some hope of losing weight for that swimsuit. However, losing weight in the summer doesn't mean going hungry to look good in your shorts or a bathing suit.


The secret to losing weight is eating healthy foods and avoiding excess carbohydrates, excess calories and too much sugar.


Food choices are really easy to make during these summer months, as high-calorie foods are less appealing in warmer seasons. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables that are at their best and in top shape during the summer months. Light, refreshing meals abound and take you away from a hot kitchen.


Experts say the best summer diet for losing weight is to stock up on natural products. Fruits and vegetables are low in calories but rich in essential vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants and fiber to help eliminate unwanted toxins and fats from your body. In addition to the health benefits, they are delicious, succulent and tasty.


Fruits, tomatoes, zucchinis, melons, cucumbers, peas and other vegetables are available at the Buckhannon-Upshur Farmer's Market twice weekly, as well as our local grocery stores.


Forget portion control and eat all the fruits and vegetables you want. Slimming down with nature's abundance in summer won't hurt your waistline one bit.


If you're wondering what some of the healthiest foods are to lose weight this summer, here are nutritional recommendations made by nutritionists and experts:


- Fruits are delicious and sweet, but there is more fruit to satisfy your appetite. They are known to increase antioxidant levels and reduce the effects of aging. Fruits are also rich in nutrients that help lower cholesterol levels.

- Watermelons are popular because they are juicy, juicy and crunchy, perfect for quenching thirst in the hot season. If you want to lose weight in the summer, mix watermelon slices with milk, water and ice cubes. Beat in a blender and your perfect juice will be ready in no time.

- Garden salads are the best choice for a summer meal that saves time and money. It's easy to make and a great way to include vegetables in your diet. Top your salad with healthy oils such as extra virgin olive oil, walnut oil or other healthy oils. Salads are a great way to get rid of responsibility in the kitchen.


The Importance of Healthy Eating and Exercise

Just hearing the words "exercise" scares many people. However, exercise has been shown to be an important concept for a healthy body and diet. We all know this! A simple diet will help anyone lose weight, but it should include exercise as part of the diet to maintain a healthy body and lose weight. Always consult your physician when making abrupt changes in your diet.


Conditioning yourself via habit forming routines is essential in sticking with any exercise program. Walking every day and simple, healthy eating will increase your weight loss. Since many people spend most of their day working, adding exercise to their lives increases the benefits of the diet. Increased activity enhances the effects of a healthy diet.


Eating a healthy diet rich in protein, good carbohydrates, grains, omega-3 fatty acids and low-fat foods is essential for a serious diet. Adding fresh fruits and vegetables to provides the body with essential nutrients. Removing fried foods and condiments from your diet can improve your eating habits.


Healthy eating is the best plan to lose weight this summer. Enjoy a healthy meal and reap the benefits of losing weight, staying fit and a living a healthy lifestyle.