School is starting back up for a lot of families out there which means the fun of summer is coming to an end. For me, it is SO much easier to lose weight in the winter than it is during the summer. During the summer, there are BBQs, pool parties, soccer games, and just more fun in the sun. So how are you supposed to get back on track? Here are a few tips to help you get back on track and stay on track:
- Make a meal plan for each week and stick with it. There are some days that you know are going to be busy, so plan ahead. For those days, plan to make something in the crockpot so you can set it and forget it. I like to use the crockpot on days where my son has soccer. We have a lot of running around to do and knowing that dinner is taken care of is a huge relief.
- Schedule in exercise. With the kids occupied with school, exercising may be easier to squeeze in. There may be days where you need to wake up a little earlier to get it done, but just do it! It may be the last thing you want to do that day, but you’ll feel so much better once you are done.
- Snack healthy! This goes along with the meal plan. Portioning out health snacks ahead of time will make the temptation of grabbing something less than healthy go away.
- I know exactly how I feel when I eat too much junk and not enough healthy foods. Load up on fresh fruits & veggies. After a weekend of bad eating, I love to have fresh juice in the morning and then a salad for lunch. With my salads, I tend to load up on proteins and veggies, rather than just lettuce. Add in foods like lemons, garlic, berries and more to help your body get rid of toxins and get a healthy dose of antioxidants!
Now that you have a few tips to help you get back on track, what steps are you going to take?