Summer often finds us gaining a little bit of weight. It is little wonder: the number of great bbq’s, outdoor picnics offering some delectable food. If you want to handle the few pounds you’ve gained, and make sure that it stays to a minimum, here are some simple tips.
Tip # 1: Stay Hydrated When you’re Traveling
A major source of calories is not hunger, but boredom. Think about the last time you went on a long car ride. How many times did you stop and grab a quick bite to eat? Perhaps you packed a few snacks for the trip. Now ask yourself – how much of that snacking was due to actual hunger? Chances are a portion of it was due to boredom. Instead try packing a few bottles of water for the trip. By keeping yourself hydrated, many of the false hunger feelings caused by boredom will be lessened.
Tip # 2: Eat a Little Snack before Dinning Out
You and your family are planning a great evening out. Better save room in your stomach for all the great food, right? Well, actually, no. The problem with saving room, or not eating before a big meal is that you probably will gorge yourself, and thereby increase your chance of gaining more weight. Instead, have a small snack, like a boiled egg or handful of nuts about 30 minutes before eating. That way, your appetite will not be as strong, and you’ll eat only what your body needs.
Tip # 3: Dress for Success
Probably, by the beginning of the holiday season, you will have gained a few pounds. Everyone does. Instead of trying to starve yourself to slip into skinny jeans, consider wearing clothing that is a little more flattering to your new, fuller figure. A flared A-line dress is a great way to bring attention away from those bigger hips and more toward your vibrant personality.
These are just three of the many ways that you can handle any weight gain that comes your way. So go out and enjoy yourself!