Weight Loss Tips for a Healthier Summer

Losing weight is one of the best things that you can do for your health, and summer is the perfect time to get into shape. Most of us are carrying around a few extra pounds – experts estimate that about 66% of the United States is overweight or obese, so if you’re looking to lose a few pants sizes this summer, you’re not alone. Not sure where to start? Take our tips for summer weight loss, and put yourself back on track to reclaiming your life.

  • Skip the soda. Soda is one of the biggest deterrents to weight loss our society faces today. Loaded with sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, soda takes a toll on your calorie count without giving you the satisfaction of eating a meal – meaning you’ll still be hungry after ingesting sometimes up to 310 liquid calories. Diet sodas are also harmful to your health, as they cause the decay of tooth enamel and can actually make you crave sugar more. Instead of filling up on cola, try switching to water with sliced fruit for a flavorful, sweet, and low-calorie alternative.
  • Get active. You probably know that moving and exercising is a big part of weight loss, but many people are turned off by the prospect of lifting heavy weights and running endless miles on the treadmill. This summer, explore fun fitness options that get you off the couch. Love to dance? Zumba fitness gets your heartrate up with salsa music. Cycling more your speed? Local spin classes provide guided instruction for nearly all skill levels. By finding an exercise you love, working out won’t be a chore anymore.
  • Monitor your weight loss. Just like putting on weight quickly can be disastrous to your health, losing too fast can cause a different set of problems all together. Don’t have time to wait a month for a doctor’s appointment? Concierge medicine gives you individual attention when you need it – so you can keep your goals on track.

At Signature Medicine, we understand how difficult it can be to lose weight and keep it off. To learn more about our programs, contact us at 215-240-7374.

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