The summer is coming to an end. Technically, we’ve got until mid-September before the summer officially closes, but in many parts of the U.S., chilly days will arrive a bit earlier. And many people have been working all summer on their “summer body.” By being active, spending time in the sun, and otherwise working out, many people have managed to shrug off a waist size or two.
But if you’re not careful, that summer body could be gone as quickly as the summer itself. Fortunately, we’ve got a few tips for staying in shape even as the winter cools. And if you keep working at losing weight until next summer, you might have a body you’ll be itching to show off.
You Have To Keep Your Body Moving
It’s easy to exercise in the summer. Just go take a hike or a long stroll at the park. Once winter hits, that won’t sound so appealing. Still, you owe it to yourself to keep that body moving, however. Regular exercise will ward off the winter weight.
So how do you stay in shape without risking inclimate weather? A gym membership is probably the best option. Don’t have the money or not really a gym person? How about doing some laps at the local shopping mall? The wide-open indoor space will give you enough room to take long walks.
At home, you can try sits ups, crunchers, jogging in place, or even just pacing your home. Pop in some music and do some walks around the dining room table! Either way, try to get 30 minutes (at least!) of basic cardio in.
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Keep Improving Your Diet
Losing weight means burning more calories than you consume, generally speaking. Exercise helps you burn more calories (as well as strengthening muscles and joints). However, if you simply consume more food, you’ll likely end up gaining weight anyways.
If you want to keep your summer bod (and enjoy overall better health) you need to fix your diet. Of course, most people know that, but how do you actually do so? Try the above tips.
– Find out where your calories are coming from by putting together a food journal.
– Identify calorie-packed foods, such as cola, candy, and fast food.
– Start by subbing out one item per day with a lower calorie alternative.
– As you build momentum, sub out more items.
Let’s say you love Coca Cola and have four Coke’s per day. That ends up being more than 500 calories! (Most people should only consume 2,000 or so calories per day.) Cut out one of those Cokes with something lower in calories, such as flavored soda water.
While it’ll take some will power, you should slowly be able to reduce your craving for Coca Colas. After it becomes easy to drink 3 Cokes a day instead of 4, cut down to 2 Cokes. Then one. Finally, make Cokes a rare treat.
Still Need Help? Try a Natural Weight Loss Supplement!
Even if you do all of the above, you might still struggle to lose weight. Your body might just need a bit of extra help. Fortunately, you can use natural weight loss supplements to potentially help spur weight loss! While you’ll still have to watch your diet, you may be able to lose more weight in a shorter amount of time.