Maintaining Healthy Habits While Spending Time With People Who Don’t

Maintaining Healthy Habits While Spending Time With People Who Don’t

A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog post on maintaining healthy habits while you’re vacationing and enjoying all the fun times summer has to offer.  It can be a challenge, but with some planning and the right mindset you can stick to the program and keep up your routine even with a hectic summertime schedule.  For this post, I’d like to focus on a more specific issue you might encounter while vacationing: How do you stay committed to your healthy habits when you’re visiting family members or friends who don’t follow healthy principles?

This is an issue that comes up all the time – you’ve got the right mindset, the right diet and exercise routine, but then you’re in a social situation with people who don’t share the same healthy habits you’ve worked hard to cultivate.  It’s a tricky position to be in – you know you shouldn’t stray from your hard-earned healthy principles, but you also don’t want to be rude or make your hosts feel snubbed. How do you navigate this while still enjoying yourself and having fun?  Read on to find out. Continue reading

Getting Ready for a Fun, Active Summer

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!

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Lose Weight Around Your Waist: Astonishing Benefits of Walking

Lose Weight Around Your Waist: Astonishing Benefits of Walking

When it comes to workout plans for cardio, we doctors prescribe walking as a daily exercise routine for everything: weight loss…back problems…cardio rehab…depression…a fierce, stabbing pain in the wrist (only kidding, of course). Continue reading more about the benifits of walking and the importance of incorporating it into your daily exercise routine