Spring has finally arrived after a long, gloomy winter. It’s just the right time to shake off the winter laziness and refresh together with the blossom of nature! We tend to consume more carbohydrates and fatty products to meet the winter-specific needs of our body. And this together with having fewer opportunities, and also a reluctance, to be active ends up causing weight gain. Fortunately, the lovely, warm face of spring sweeps away all those winter blues and helps our body rejuvenate. And with this refreshed state of mind, we suddenly fill up with that desire to get in shape fast, as this lovely, warm weather also comes with the requirement to wear thin clothes. Although at first we may feel daunted a bit, with a regular exercise and healthy eating routine it is totally possible to get rid of those winter pounds! Here are some nutrition tips to help you welcome summer in shape!
Do not skip breakfast
Breakfast balances your blood sugar which decreases at nights, and gives you the energy that you will need to start your day in a good physical and mental state. Following a balanced diet and not skipping any meals are the keys to losing weight. To this end, you should always keep your blood sugar in balance and never skip having breakfast and eating healthy snacks between your main meals to avoid sudden cravings.
A diverse diet matters
Crash diets or one type of diet can make you lose weight, however, they can also make you lose your health. What you should do is to eat from all food groups in balanced portions for a healthy diet. Plus, a diverse diet including all food groups is also very important to meet the vitamin and mineral needs of your body.
Watch out your carbohydrate intake
Carbohydrates should also be included in your nutrition plan. But the important thing here is to consume the right carbohydrates. Opting for carbohydrates such as multi-grain bread, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice and bulghur instead of foods like white bread and ordinary pasta will pave the way for a healthy weight loss process.
Reduce your portions
You can even lose weight only by reducing your portions while maintaining your usual habit of eating healthy vegetables and fruits. So support your already healthy nutrition plan with reduced portions and see the difference for yourself. We promise that it will pay off shortly!
Drink plenty of water
Our body needs water to function properly. Water is also very important for the digestive system. Therefore, make water an important part of your weight loss plan and drink loads of water to enjoy its healing effects.
Make room for foods rich in fiber
Fibrous foods support digestion and make you feel filled up by balancing your blood sugar. Plus, they also prevent cancer and support cardiovascular health as they contain antioxidants. And their low calorie content puts them in the list of diet friendly foods. So start supporting your weight loss process by including in your diet plan some fibrous foods such as apricots, apples, oranges, bananas, blackberries, cherries, peaches, grapefruits, pineapples, pears, grapes, wheat bran, fiber crispy bread, rye flour, peas, soy beans, popcorn, pistachio, dried peaches, almonds, lentil, and barley meal.
Keep away from sugar
Sugar not only threatens our health but also sets the stage for fat deposition. That’s why you should put a limit to your sugar consumption, or even better, forget that it exists not only for losing weight but also for your general state of health.
Drink green tea
Research studies show that drinking green tea regularly prevents fat deposition and helps with losing weight. Besides, green tea is also very beneficial for your general health. So why don’t you support your diet by starting to drink green tea as a substitute for all those unhealthy drinks?
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