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Fitness and health go hand in hand, and this section of our health library is devoted to exploring the relationship between these two very important aspects of life.

Weight Loss Tips For Summer That Will Keep You Looking Good and Feeing Cool

Losing weight over the summer around the holidays - especially over The Fourth of July - can be tricky, but it doesn't have to be with these fun and easy weight loss tips that you can do over the summer without sacrificing that coveted time out in the sun.


Don't miss out on the joys and fun of summer. You can still lose weight with these six weight loss tips that will help keep you on track during any event!

Try a Workout Video

Try a workout video if it's too hot to go workout outside. This weight loss tip seems like a lot of work, but let's face it, working out at home is much easier than going to the gym - especially if the sun is blaring down at you and threatening to melt you alive. You can find workout videos on Netflix, the popular video streaming service, for just $8.99 a month. Here are 6 workout DVDs that you should consider to lose weight and get bikini ready for the summer.

Bring Healthy Snacks

It's so easy to fall off the wagon at summer parties with friends and family because there's always so many delicious and not-so-good for you choices that are hard to resist; but not anymore with this weight loss tip. Bring the healthy snacks to summer barbecue's and start a new trend - your friends and family will thank you!


Watermelons are a delicious summer food and great at helping you lose weight. It will quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth without the extra calories.

Grill Vegetables

Grilled vegetables are a summertime must have. Try to keep bell peppers, zucchini, carrots, eggplant, asparagus and garlic on hand for a tasty treat everyone will enjoy. You could make a grilled vegetable and goat cheese salad; grilled vegetable pitas; grilled vegetables by themselves, ricotta and fresh herb pasta or frittatas.


Salad are quick and easy with no real recipes required. Give the produce a quick rinse, slice, dice and toss the fruits/vegetables, add some cheese, a handful of toasted nuts if you're feeling adventurous and some salad greens. Top with a light dressing that's not so harsh on the calories like a vinaigrette or olive oil and vinegar or even lemon juice.

Fruit-based Desserts

These naturally sweet treats aren't a gallon of ice cream, but they'll still satisfy your sweet tooth. Try grilled banana sundaes with low-fat ice cream; grilled pineapple with rum and pecans; grilled white peaches with blackberries and honey; frozen, dark and sweet cherries; a chocolate-covered, frozen banana or frozen grapes.

Tips for Staying Hydrated

Water helps you feel your best. This means that by staying hydrated, you won't experience as many headaches, fatigue, dizziness and back pain. Water is also essential for weight loss because your body needs to flush out the byproducts of the fat it's breaking down. If you want something with a little more flavor, try MIO drops or Crystal Light PURE - not regular Crystal Light because it's loaded up with sugar.

Drink Wisely

It's easy to guzzle down those frozen margaritas and chilled sangrias at the end of a hot day, but you're literally consuming hundreds of calories by doing so. Instead try tequila and seltzer on the rocks - it won't be as sugary as the traditional summer margarita, but it's not bad either. Just remember to sip slowly so you take in fewer calories.

Don't let temptation control you

Sit further away from the snack table, eat smaller portions and have small snacks throughout the day so you're not tempted to gorge on fattening foods later on because you're hungry.

Not having the time to shop for healthy ingredients, select healthy recipes and cook healthy meals will certainly make starting a healthy lifestyle a little complicated; but not with bistroMD.

Eat Healthy

If you're looking for something fast and convenient without the hassle of going to the grocery store, bistroMD offers a diet delivery program that can help you successfully lose weight. We cook with the freshest ingredients and have over 200 recipes and a customizable menu so you should have no problem finding something to satisfy your taste buds.

It only takes a few weeks to start seeing results. You don't have anything to lose, but the fat.

We have a men and a women's program with the option to receive five-or-seven-days' worth of healthy meals delivered to your door. The seven day option comes with the My Night feature, your one night a week to kick back, relax with friends and eat whatever you want.

Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on June 28, 2013. Updated on July 03, 2017.


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