Get more out of your summer by feeling good about your body and following some of these simple summer weight loss tips.
Summer should be the most enjoyable season, especially with the amazing beaches Perth has to offer. Losing a little bit of weight and toning up can give you the boost you need to improve your self-confidence.
You deserve to enjoy sun, surf and socialising this summer so don’t let a few extra kilos hold you back. To help get you started, try these quick and easy summer weight loss tips:
Summer weight loss tips: go dry
Many people who are trying to lose weight don’t realise alcohol contains empty calories and has a high sugar content. If you know you’re guilty of enjoying a few too many alcoholic drinks, cutting back can be the quickest way to kick start your weight loss.
Watch the carbs
Swap processed white carbohydrates for slow burning, unrefined carbs like brown basmati rice, whole grains and jumbo oats. Limit your portions to around half a cup at a time so you feel satisfied but don’t overdo it.
Another summer weight loss tip is to eat Mediterranean style. The people who live in Greece, Italy and surrounding countries have some of the healthiest lifestyles in the world thanks to fresh food and regular exercise. Fill your diet with fresh veggies, whole grains, nuts, fruit, lean protein, olive oil and natural dairy.
Flick the sugar
In summer, it is important to stay hydrated but swap those high sugar juices for a piece of fruit. Drink around two litres of water per day and cool down with homemade iced fruit tea, made without added sugar.
Start your day with a glass of water with a twist of lemon to kick your metabolism into gear and motivate you to eat a healthy breakfast.
It can be difficult to give up sugar but after those first days of cravings you’ll find you don’t want these types of snacks as much.
You don’t have to move mountains, but changing up your exercise routine and adding a couple of extra exercise sessions every week will make a difference to your weight. Walk short distances instead of driving, take the stairs instead of the lift and schedule some time to go for a run or swim.
Download an app like Couch to 5k and build up your fitness slowly. Before you know it, you’ll feel ready to run, even when the app suggests you take a break.
Say no to snacks
This summer, avoid the snack table at parties. Stick to three well-portioned meals a day and eat fruit, fresh vegetables or nuts for a pick me up between these times. Remember your efforts will be worth it.
Rest is best
Weight gain can often be caused by not getting enough sleep. Being tired makes you reach for less healthy snacks, which only give you a brief energy burst.
Get your solid eight hours of sleep as often as you can and you’ll find you have more motivation to eat and move well.
Your secret summer weight loss weapon
Sometimes, despite carefully following all the summer weight loss tips, there are problem fatty areas that diet and exercise just can’t get rid of.
Those final three kilos, your excess baby weight or even your body shape can make achieving your perfect physique feel impossible. For many people, CoolSculpting is an option to move stubborn fat and reach their ideal figure. This cosmetic procedure ‘freezes’ your fat without the need for exercise.
Where to go for CoolSculpting
Dermedica is one of the few clinics in Perth to offer CoolSculpting, from experienced professional Dr Joanna Teh. A certified CoolSculpting doctor, Dr Teh has over 16 years’ experience. She is committed to researching the latest body contouring techniques so she can deliver excellent results to her Perth-based clients.