Given that summer is one of the warmest times of the year, it is important to remember that one must keep hydrated. That being said, if you are unable to attend a weight loss camp for adults, do not fret, there are other ways to learn how to keep hydrated while still maintaining your diet. Consider these four beverage tips that will help you get back into shape for summer:
1. Be Careful With Your Coffee Consumption. Granted, many types of coffee are quite good for your body; however, the coffee candy that has infiltrated the market at places like Starbucks are not good for your weight loss. In fact, some of them are a meal in themselves. Thus, I like to stick to a black iced coffee, espresso or cappuccino rule. This way, you are limiting the sugar intake to potentially one packet of sugar.
2. When Adding Sugar Use Portions. Some beverages such as tea and coffee do require sugar to be added. What is important is to use the paper packs of sugar rather than a dispenser. This will help you to make sure that you are not consuming too great a portion of sugar in your diet.
3. Avoid Regular Sodas. If you drink a full can of Coca-Cola, then you are going to have many calories in your diet. If you are craving a Coca-Cola, consider getting one of their half sized cans that they are offering now. This will cut your calories consumed in half and still give you that fix that you are craving.
4. Check the Calorie Labels. Many juices, sodas, and iced teas have more calories than a small snack. Do not assume because it is a liquid that it is healthy for you, because that is not the case.
Be conscious of what you are drinking as you go into summer and you will be amazed at the difference you see in your waistline.