Do you want to lose weight for a trip later this summer? Do you want to look better in your bikini or swim trunks? Do you want to feel healthier when the weather is warmer? It isn’t too late to get started! Here are tips to help you lose weight this summer!
Lose Weight This Summer
Losing weight can feel overwhelming. With all the different diets and information on losing weight, it’s easy to get mixed messages and not know where to start. If you aren’t wanting to go on a specific diet and still lose weight, this will be great for you.
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Burn More Calories Than You Consume
In order to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume!
There are two basic ways to do this:
1. Work out more.
2. Eat healthier, less calorific food.
You can use either method on its own, but combining working out more and eating less is the ultimate way to achieve your goals! You’re probably thinking it’s not that easy. It’s not going to be easy, but it also doesn’t have to be that difficult. There will be challenges to overcome and temptations in the way, but you can do this!
Keep the Weight-Loss for Good
Usually the weight-loss diets for summer mean quick weight loss for summer – and then put the pounds back on because the weight loss was so quick. Wouldn’t it be great to lose weight for summer and keep it off?!
In order to lose body fat in a healthy way, you want to lose 1-2 pounds per week. It may not seem like a lot, but a month of this and you’ve lost about 5-10 pounds. Plus, you’re going to be able to keep it off much easier. To lose 1 pound, you need to burn 3,500 calories more than normal or consume 3,500 calories less than normal. As mentioned before, though, if you combine working out more with eating fewer calories, you will have better results.
Lose One Pound Per Week Easily
What do you need to do to lose one pound per week easily?
End up with 500 calories per day less than normal! Do this by burning calories through working out and eating fewer calories.
All you need to do is this:
Walk briskly, approximately 3.5 mph, for 30 minutes. As a female you should burn around 185 calories and as a male around 230 calories. Then, if you usually eat a candy bar (typically around 300 calories), cut that out of your daily routine. With one less candy bar per day and 30 minutes additional brisk walking, you’re at your goal of 500 fewer calories per day, which will make you 1 pound lighter each week!
Of course, you can do other workouts besides walking. Walking is great for all fitness levels. Even if you’re new to exercise, you can start walking right away. The higher intensity the workout the higher the calorie burn. Therefore, you will burn more calories in a shorter period of time. For some higher intensity workouts, check out my dance workouts and these body-weight exercises for adults and even some for kids.
Not All Calories Are Equal Nutritionally
I highly recommend eating plant-based! It’s great for your health, and it’s almost guaranteed to help you lose weight.
Do you think the these two meals below are equal nutritionally?
A 300 Calorie Cheese Pizza (most pizzas including cheese pizzas are higher calorie than this)
A 300 Calorie Plant-based Meal of Vegetables, Quinoa, and Legumes
Are these two 300-calorie meals equal nutritionally? No. They are both 300 calories, but there is far more nutritional value in the plant-based meal. Just think of how many vegetables you could eat with a 300-calorie allowance!
If you eat plant-based with the calories that you aren’t cutting out and you burn more calories by working out, you will look and feel leaner this summer.
More Inspiration for Summer
Here is more weight-loss inspiration, ways to get healthier, and posts just for summer. Click on the images or links below to see each blog post.
Packed full of even more ways to look your best and get healthier!
A fun dance workout for summer!
A great way to focus on exercise this summer!
Improve your nutrition the summer with this 30-day challenge!
An outfit to feel happy in with your new summer weight loss!
A fun outfit for summer to wear while you’re losing the weight or with your new weight loss!
How Will You Lose Weight This Summer?
Obviously, there are many other ways to have 500 fewer calories per day. So be creative. If you tend to eat out each day, you could save calories by eating healthier at home. Just make sure you choose a healthy option.
Remember, each healthy choice you make helps – and 30 minutes of walking and one less candy bar can do the trick! 🙂
How will you lose weight this summer? Will you eat fewer and healthier calories, will you burn more calories, or will you do both?
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