How to Stay on Track During Summer Vacations
Summer is in full swing, and hot weather, beach days, and sunshine are just some of the many things that make summer the season of fun. However, summer vacation does come with its share of temptations with respect to food choices. Staying on track with your weight loss plan doesn’t have to be jeopardized during the summer months. In fact, there are many ways you can enjoy food while also eating healthy and keeping attuned to your goals. In this article, we’ll talk about how to cut cravings and stay fit during the next few months.
First Things First: Hydration, Hydration, Hydration!
In general, most people do not adequately hydrate and are in a chronic state of dehydration. This is exacerbated by the fact that caffeine contained in many beverages, such as coffee, tea, certain energy drinks and diet sodas, have a diuretic effect. Alcohol has a similar diuretic effect; that is why alcoholic beverages are NOT included on your Acute Weight Loss Plan, though they are permitted during Maintenance. Greater exposure to higher temperatures and increased activity levels that frequently accompany summer vacations further compound the problem. The knowledge that increased water intake frequently alleviates hunger and food consumption often quells thirst, together emphasize the importance of maintaining adequate hydration, ideally with water, while avoiding caffeinated and alcoholic beverages.
Tasty Food, No Payoff
Curbing cravings does not have to be an excessively difficult process. By considering your own evidence-based practices and methods, you’ll be able to know the foods you should eat and what foods will throw you off track. While sugary and salty treats might be tasty, they can actually lead