The winter months will soon be on their way out, which means your mind may be turning toward thoughts of spring break. There are many amazing destinations to explore this year, but before you pack your bags, we at Nu Image Medical want to help you be the best version of yourself and feel nothing but confidence when you step out onto the beach with these tips on how to get your body spring break ready.
Cut Processed Foods From Your Diet
Processed foods like pre-made lunch bowls and packaged sandwiches from the local supermarket may be a simple answer to a quick lunch on a busy day, but they may cause you to pack on the pounds. Not only are these foods often high in sugar, they usually contain a great deal of sodium, which can bloat your belly and make you feel swollen and uncomfortable.
Avoiding processed foods may take a bit of prep work, but you might find it is worth it when you step on the scale. Set some time aside on a Sunday to prepare and refrigerate healthy foods and snacks so you can grab one on your way out the door each morning. Having fresh selections at hand might also help you avoid the vending machine or those donuts you saw in the breakroom.
Say No To Soda
It is hard to deny that soda is delicious and satisfies the craving for something fizzy and refreshing. However, a 12-ounce can of non-diet soda can contain more sugar than a full-sized pastry or large slice of cake. While diet and zero-sugar options are available, they may also do more harm than good, as the artificial sugar they contain can cause dehydration and stomach upset, which can sabotage your weight loss efforts.
If you want to drop some weight for that spring break beach body, drinking water can be the key to achieving your goal. If you find plain water unpalatable, then make infused varieties with cucumbers, limes, and strawberries. Invest in a no-spill travel tumbler so you can take water with you on a walk, hike, or to an outing where you do not want to be tempted by soda.
Curb Your Cravings Naturally
When you first cut sugary foods and drinks from your daily diet, you might experience cravings. These persistent thoughts about your favorite treats can be tough to overcome, and you might fear a binge if you allow yourself to give in. However, you can banish these thoughts by learning how to control them without defeat.
Cravings typically only last for a few moments and can be triggered by seeing a commercial on TV or hearing one on the radio. While everyday media can be difficult to avoid, consider subscribing to an ad-free music or podcast service so you can control what you are exposed to during the day. If cravings hit at home, go for a walk or indulge in a favorite hobby that will help take your mind off food.
Improve Sleep Hygiene
While you might be tempted to stay up and binge your favorite streaming series, neglecting your body’s need for sleep could trigger weight gain. Over time, lost sleep may have you looking for ways to stay alert during the day, like sugar-filled energy drinks and comfort foods from the vending machine. You may also start skipping the gym because you feel fatigued, and this can topple your fitness regimen.
Improving your sleep hygiene can be as simple as turning off your television, phone, and tablet one hour before your bedtime. Even the night mode setting on these devices can disrupt your circadian rhythm, so it is best to keep them out of your bedroom. Try to go to bed and wake at the same time each day, even on the weekends, as sleeping long hours on your days off can interrupt your sleep routine.
Eat Your Colors
Fruits and vegetables that have attractive natural coloring are usually good for you as well, so it is wise to start adding them to every meal. Dark greens, such as spinach and kale, can be added to sandwiches and salads and fruits, such as blueberries and raspberries, are full of revitalizing antioxidants that may help you fight off cold and flu viruses that are so common during the late winter months.
Try a Dietary Supplement
In some cases, a dietary supplement can give your body the added boost you need to fight off belly fat. For example, our HCG diet plan may help you not only lose weight but also protect your joints while it burns fat without the need for heavy exercise. This type of supplemental diet plan can be helpful if you do not have a lot of spare time to exercise or count calories.
Spring break is on its way, but you do not have to hide your body. A change in diet, along with helpful supplements, can have you ready for the beach in no time.
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