It seems that in the summer, everyone is on the go, all the time. A busy schedule then turns into eating unhealthy, and considering that the number of fast food restaurants in our nation has more than doubled since the 1970s, it is all too easy to grab something on the fly.
With all the barbecues, pool parties, and spending time outside, chances are your summer will be filled with temptation that will put your weight loss goals on hold. However, just because you are following a weight loss program, doesn’t mean that your taste buds have to suffer. Here are some simple summertime swaps made by our weight loss center in Louisville to make sure your healthy lifestyle doesn’t become compromised during the warm weather!
- Swap: Green tea instead of iced tea
Iced tea comes with a lot of excess sugar, so swap it out for naturally sweet iced green tea. Green tea has a ton of antioxidants in it, and is light and refreshing for hot days.
- Swap: Balsamic vinegar for creamy salad dressing
Lighten up your salad and add some lemon juice and balsamic vinegar to add a punch of flavor. Go one step further and add it to a spritzer bottle instead of pouring it out yourself and you’ll save calories with every bite.
- Swap: Fish instead of beef
We’re not saying swap out all of your meals for fish, but at least try one meal with fish every week. You’ll save fat, calories, and get a great serving of protein in the process. Plus, there is no better time to eat fish than in the summer!
- Swap: Popcorn instead of potato chips
Craving something to munch on? Popcorn is a great swap and you’ll be able to eat more and get more creative with toppings in the process!
- Swap: Frozen yogurt instead of ice cream
This dessert couldn’t be any easier to make — combine fresh fruit and yogurt and toss into the freezer overnight. You’ll get your frozen food kick in no time at all.
These simple food swaps will ensure you eat healthy all summer long!
If you need a little extra help reaching your weight loss goals this summer, do not hesitate to come down to our weight loss center in Louisville today!