The ''Slim Summer'' Survival Guide.

Now I'm not going to tell you to avoid all social events and not go on any holidays because that's not what we are about.
We want you to get results and still have a life.
Here are some tips you can use over the next couple of months to keep on track.

GET ORGANISED
Once you realise that maintaining and losing weight go against biological and environmental "eat more" forces, you can figure out ways to counter them.Calories are everywhere in today's environment so be prepared and plan ahead.

PICK A WHY
If you don't already have a reason why you are trying to lose or maintain, get one.This will keep you focused when the going gets tough.

MONITOR YOUR WEIGHT
Keep an eye your weight a bit more often in the summer months.
JOIN A GROUP (if you're not already in one)
Many people find it easier to lose or maintain weight with social support.It helps to see other peoples success story's and also the struggles people go through to achieve their goals.

DON'T DRINK CALORIES
Cutting out soft drinks is a great way to avoid excess calories.When out at a BBQ or any social event people that don't usually drink soft drinks tend to have a few classes, especially if they are trying to avoid alcohol.Try water or even a diet soda.

INSIST ON SMALLER PORTIONS
If you're eating out or at a BBQ just focus on smaller portions.A good tip for eating out is the two order rule.Instead of starters, mains, desert and a couple of glasses of wine, just pick two of these options.By doing this you could easily save up to  1000 calories.

MOVE MORE
Can't blame the weather for not been able to get outdoors in the summer.Aim for a minimum of 10000 steps but 15000 would be better.If you train in the morning, walk in the evening.If you train in the evenings, walk to the gym and home if possible.

TURN OFF THE TV
When you watch TV, you are most likely sitting or lying down, bombarded with ads for junk food.Eating mindlessly while watching TV is very common.Researchers have demonstrated consistently over the years that the amount of time spent watching TV predicts obesity and the conditions for which it is a risk factor.

Hope this helps
Paul
CP TEAM