Editor’s note: This post is sponsored by Christie Clinic.
Will you be going to the pool on your days off this summer?
Is your vacation at the beach right around the corner?
Research shows that diet modification through limiting carbohydrates, while supplementing with lean protein is a successful method for targeting fat loss. This change can significantly put you in the right direction towards your healthy weight endeavors. Be cautious because carbohydrates are everywhere, so you really have to educate yourself.
Here are some tips to help you navigate the grocery store and choose wisely throughout the day:
- Start your day off with a breakfast that contains at least 10 grams of protein.
- A great protein packed breakfast includes a veggie egg scramble or a low sugar greek yogurt with some almonds.
- Pick small pieces of fruit, one to two times a day. Yes, fruit is healthy, but it also has a significant amount of sugar.
- Drink water and limit diet beverages.
- Plan meals with fresh, colorful vegetables and lean proteins, not boxed or processed food.
- Grill lean meats with olive oil, not sugar laden condiments.
- Look for these convenient products for you and your kids to snack on this spring/summer:
- String Cheese
- Bumble Bee Tuna Packs with Crackers (great for on the go)
- Hummus with lentil crackers (The Mediterranean Snack Food Company makes “packs to go” that you can find at Meijer or County Market locally that have 7 grams of protein).
- 100-calorie packs of nuts
- ½ cup of lowfat cottage cheese
- Low sodium cold cuts wrapped in a dill pickle
- Snack Protein Bar with 10 grams of protein or more and 200 calories or less
If you would like to attack your summer slim-down plan with some additional coaching, consider joining the Christie Clinic Transformations 28 weight loss program. It is a one month weight loss program that targets those who only have 10-15 extra pounds to lose. It is one month of learning how to eat healthy with low glycemic vegetables, lean proteins and whey and soy protein supplements. You will have your very own health coach to lead you to your goal weight and teach you how to maintain your healthy weight once you get there! Just think, in as little as four weeks you could be feeling more comfortable in your suit this summer!
To find out more information about this quick weight loss program go to transformations.christieclinic.com. While you are there fill out the T28 Health Profile to get started right away.