Summer will soon be coming to an end and chances are you've let your weight loss plan slide. Thankfully, you don't have to continue down that path. You can do things to get yourself back on track. Whether you clear out the freezer and liquor cabinet or start cooking more meals at home, you can continue your healthy lifestyle. Here are a few tips on how to get back on track for weight loss after summer.
Clear Out the Freezer and Liquor Cabinet
Chances are your freezer and liquor cabinet have been loaded down with ice cream, mixed drink mixes and alcohol. It's time to clear out all those high-calorie frozen treats and drinks so that you can start losing weight again. Remember, if it's not in the house, you're not tempted to indulge. Plus, you can always go out for a treat once a week, which won't wreck your diet.
Dust Off the Exercise Equipment
You may have spent your summer "exercising" in the pool and going for walks in the air conditioned malls, but it's time to get back to work. Dust off the treadmill and weights so that you can start working out at least 3 days per week. Exercise is one of the easiest things you can do to jump start your weight loss efforts.
Stock Up on Seasonal Produce
Since you had to clean out your high-calorie snacks, you need to replace them with something healthy. Seasonal produce is the best way to go. Not only is seasonal produce less expensive, but it always has the best flavor. Visit your local farmer's market and stock up on some delicious fruits and vegetables.
Fill the Refrigerator with Water
It's much easier to grab something healthy to drink when it's nice and cold. Whether you purchase bottled water or buy a filtering water pitcher, keeping water in the refrigerator helps encourage you to drink it. You might also want to keep lemons and limes on hand as well to boost the flavor.
Make More Meals at Home
Last, but not least, once the weather starts to cool off, you can start making more meals at home. Homemade meals are much healthier than restaurant foods because you can control the fat, calories, cholesterol, sodium and everything else.
Summer was fun, but it's time to get serious again. After all, the holidays will soon be creeping up and wouldn't you like to be one step ahead so that the holiday weight gain does ruin all that you've worked for?