1. Eat Your Vegetables
I have mentioned this tip before and I will keep on mentioning it. When at a summer party or bbq remember to eat plenty of salads with green leafy veggies. You can add a tablespoon of light dressing or even better balsamic vinegar for taste. If you bring along a dish to the party make sure it is something healthy you can munch on like crudité but with a low sugar, low fat dip.
2. Drink Water
Sitting at the pool or beach all day can dehydrate you. This can cause you to reach for a high calorie beverage or food to satisfy. Make sure to pack water with you. You can add some lemon or cucumber for added flavor and detoxification. Remember to constantly sip on this throughout the day. Drinking enough H2O can help regulate your metabolism, prevent headaches, reduce hunger and keep skin glowing!
3. Eat Lean Protein
Several studies have proven that lean protein will keep you fuller per gram than carbohydrates or fats. The next time you throw a BBQ or find yourself attending, grab yourself a portion of lean protein. A standard portion size is about the size of your fist. One of my favorite Meat Free Burgers is Beast Burger from Beyond Meat. These burgers contain 23g of protein, B vitamins, antioxidants, Iron and more and are gluten, soy and GMO free.
4. Remember to get Plenty of Sleep
Long summer days can leave you sleep deprived. According to Harvard's Women's Health Watch; chronic sleep loss can contribute to health problems such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and a decrease in the immune system’s power. Try to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep. If you decide to catch up on some sleep while at the beach do not forget to cover up and use sunscreen
5. Fill up on Fiber