Get Prepared for Summer Now!
by Niamh Lonergan | 14th Apr 2022
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. As soon as June hits, so too does the panic around achieving the “perfect beach bod” and we are often tempted to look for a quick fix in order to loose weight ahead of our summer holiday. The problem is that when we wait until a couple of weeks pre-holiday we have often left it too late and our goals are already beyond our reach.
So why not be prepared this year and get ahead of the curve! Enjoy the upcoming Easter weekend with the intention to start your summer prep next week by changing your outlook & behaviour and adopting a realistic lifestyle change. Instead of falling for the quick fix, you will encourage long term sustainable results! I understand that this sounds tiresome and unappealing but by using our simple tips you’ll achieve your desired goals, not only in time for your summer getaway but all throughout the year. It is honestly the only thing that works long-term. If not now, then when?
Tips to achieve your summer weight loss goals in a healthy, sustainable way
Avoid fad diets
Try not to be tempted by the variety of fad and detox diets out there. Instead go for a more sensible approach of healthy eating combined with portion and calorie control.
Sometimes doing it alone can be half the battle. Start your healthy eating journey with your partner or friend. Therefore, you can keep each other from falling off the wagon!
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Know your numbers
While hitting the scales every day and becoming over fixated on the numbers isn't recommended, having a time scale is certainly motivating. By assessing your goals our expert Nutrition team can tell you how long it will take to achieve your ideal body. For instance, our recommended sensible weight loss of 0.5 – 1 kg per week could potentially have you losing up to 6kg by June!
You wouldn’t run a marathon if you’ve never run a mile, so apply that same logic to your summer weight loss goals. Look for small, simple changes you can make that will give slower results, but will last longer. In the end you will lose more weight, and even better, you will be able to keep it off!
For example, if snacking is your downfall, why not have some healthy, nutritious snacks on hand to grab at when the 3pm slump hits or as an alternative to the night-time bar of chocolate or packet of crisps. Try some of GourmetFuel’s 200 kCal sweet snacks!
Exercise not only helps you to lose weight, but it also helps to improve our mood and is a great way to top up our vitamin D levels as the spring/summer weather sets in! Set a goal over the coming weeks to aim for 30 minutes exercise, 5 days a week at a moderate intensity.
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