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10 Easy To Follow Tips For Weight Loss!

By Dhwani Jerajani +2 more

Summer weight loss is important! The temperatures are already soaring, and summer has only begun! With rapidly rising temperatures, it is very difficult to stay motivated or follow a fitness regime. It feels as if the Sun is out to suck the life out of us which makes us lethargic and dull. But the summer heat is no excuse to not follow a healthy lifestyle. Poor diet choices can make us gain weight.

To ensure good health and summer weight loss, follow these 10 tips:


Opt for healthy beverages

The heat makes us want to drink water or aerated drinks right from the refrigerator. But we need to stop and think our options through – ditch the sweetened sodas for nimbu paani, coconut water, chaach or buttermilk, etc.

Eat Spicy Food

Doesn’t sound right, does it? You may argue that why eat ‘hot’ spicy food in summers? But for those who love spicy food, summer is the best time to indulge themselves! As per research, chillies and peppers contain Capsaicin, a compound from which these foods get their ‘heat’. This helps in boosting metabolism and helps in losing weight.

Eating spicy food helps in staying full for longer periods than foods that are sweet or bland. However, everything is good in moderation.

Losing weight in the summer is easier as the metabolism is higher, do not turn to eating fatty foods, or food with high carbohydrates or fast food if you have such cravings as they may not be beneficial in the long run.

Dr. Ashish Bajaj, M.B.B.S., M.D

Drink Coffee

As per the research, the caffeine in coffee helps to boost metabolism. If you love cold coffee, have it without adding caramel or whipped cream or else, all the benefits of coffee will be lost. Also, one coffee cuppa is enough for the day else, the effects die down.

Also  Read: Green Coffee Beans for Weight Loss: Fact or Fiction?

Maintain a Fitness Regime

Yes, we know its too hot for a walk or any kind of exercise, but this is just an excuse! It doesn’t matter how hot it is or how demotivated you feel; a fitness regime is a must. Try for daily walks or simple floor exercises. You can go cycling or swimming too. Early morning Yoga sessions are effective too.

Read More: 8 Effective Exercises for Weight Loss.

Stick to Meal Plans

So, what if it is summer and you are sweating? It doesn’t mean that you will indulge in all sorts of junk food such as ice-cream sundaes, aerated drinks, chips, etc. You must maintain a proper, nutritious diet with seasonal fruits and vegetables. You can create a weekly menu and stick to it so that you are prepared and buy foodstuffs in advance.

Eat small frequent meals which should be filled with half plate salad, 1/4 th protein and 1/4th complex carbohydrates. If eating out insist on 1/2 plate protein. Lots of water is a must.

Dr. M.G. Kartheeka, MBBS, MD

Also Read: Best Fruits for Weight Loss: A Comprehensive Guide

Try Soups

If you get hungry, don’t binge on snacks. Soups are a good option for in-between snacking as they are healthy appetite suppressants. Also, they satiate one’s hunger. You can also have soups 20 minutes before dinner to cure your habit of binging on your favourite foods.

Drink a Lot of Juices

Juices are full of vitamins and minerals that boost our health. Also, they are a great way to beat the heat. However, ensure you have freshly squeezed juices and not the ones from a box or can.

Also Read: Mounjaro for Weight Loss: Unveiling the Truth

Do Not Starve Yourself

It is a misnomer that starving yourself of food will help you lose weight. This is because when you do eat, you may eat more. Also, your body will first store the fats and carbs which will lead to gaining weight. It is best to eat regular meals.

Stay Hydrated Always

The summer sun is harsh. You tend to lose a lot of fluid through perspiration and dehydration is a common problem. Therefore, it is important to drink an adequate amount of water. But do not overdo it as it will lead to water retention. You can also drink coconut water, nimbu paani, etc.

Also Read: Drinking Water for Weight Loss – How Does it Help?

Don’t Lose hope

Amidst all the chaos caused by the heat and the race to achieve summer weight loss, it is important to stay motivated. It is the most important key to a healthier life. If you feel anxious, low or sad, spend time with family or meet friends. Try activities you enjoy most. Stay happy and you will stay healthy.   Also try out our new LivEasy Fat Burner and Waist Trimmer to tone yourself up!


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