Getting Ready for a Fun, Active Summer

Summer is almost here – always great time to catch up with family and friends, enjoy the great weather, or take a vacation.  With so many fun things to do your schedule might change, which makes it easy to lose track of the good habits you’ve worked hard to establish.

Getting in a good routine is essential to staying on track and achieving your weight loss goals.  With the changing of the seasons, it’s normal to change up your daily routine – it can be hard to find time to go to the gym or stick to the food lists.  It might be a challenge, but with a little bit of planning and right mindset you can stick to the game plan and achieve your goals while you enjoy everything summer has to offer.

Remember, no matter where the summer takes you or how your schedule might change, the food lists and the importance of staying active don’t change.  If you need some help, download the free 3-day meal plan for some inspiration.

Vacationing in new places might mean you have to put in a little bit of effort to stay on course, so here are some ideas to help.

Tips for Staying Active & Maintaining Your Weight Loss this Summer

1.) Take the opportunity to enjoy new activities that allow you to get your daily dose of exercise.

2.) Always avoid drinking your calories – eat them instead.

3.) Try new foods, enjoy new experiences, but keep the general principals of the 17 Day Diet in mind when you’re considering your food options.

4.) Get creative – do something different and explore the outdoors. Try paddle boarding, kayaking, go for a swim, take a long walk or hike – just get moving!

What are some of the ways you use to stick to the 17-Day Diet program while enjoying a vacation or other summertime activities?  Share below, we’d love to hear from you!

Here’s to a safe, exciting, healthy summer!



  1. I walk my dogs every morning, and come home and walk the treadmill since they are aging and can’t go as far. I put together a walking group at work on our breaks twice a day. During the Summer I will be in my swimming pool, with the water weights my sister bought me a few years ago. Also I love to dance and hula hoop. 🙂

  2. We have a long road trip and will be away 2 and a half weeks. I am a picky eater and not a big cook either but I do well sticking to the diet and losing weight. As far as exercise while away, I plan to walk and get in whatever I can with my kids. Hopefully my relatives have a treadmill or something.

  3. Hi Dr Mike,
    Thanks a lot for the update and the remainder for super summer active days. i will target myself to walk and clock 10,000 steps. and also am still following C1 and C2 of your diet plan so am good. At the moment am weighing 63.7kg and the weather down here is cold OUR WINTER. Have fun
    Jacque Dina

  4. I just recently started this planafter surgery to upgrade my ICD. I lost 5 pounds after 17 days. My blood sugar has greatly improved with FBS in the 80’s. I now only take meteor in once a day. But now I cannot lose anymore weight. I find the second phase to have too much food for my appetite as well. What can I do to get back to losing? I have at least 30 to forty more pounds to lose.

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