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Hydration and Dieting: The Key to Getting Back Your Summer Body

March 12, 2021

Are you ready to learn more about how to get your dream summer body? Now’s the time to motivate yourself to get back in the gym and start your healthy eating, as the summer months are approaching! 

With our expert and knowledge here at JCORE Fitness, we are eager to break down the basics to get your body looking the way you want it to. We’re here to give our tips and tricks to guide you towards healthy and happy living. We not only do this with a strong workout plan, but also by pointing you in the right direction when it comes to healthy lifestyle choices. Stick with this step-by-step guide to understand what it’s going to take to shape and tone your body, and more importantly, how to sustain your progress. 

Stay Hydrated

Keeping yourself hydrated should be the first step on your list when it comes to your body goals! Not only is drinking water essential for the benefits of weight loss, but it is also super easy to start with. Assuming that you want to follow all of our steps to get in shape for the summer, this one is the best start to getting into the right healthy habits. There are many reasons why hydration is key: 

  • Water is an important asset for boosting your metabolism and keeping your hunger under control.
  • Replacing your sugary drinks with water will reduce your caloric intake, as well as help you consume less saturated fat.
  • Water is crucial for your overall health.
  • It reduces the chances of headaches and kidney stones.

Set a Diet that Works for YOU

Of course, it is important to start a diet on top of your rigorous workout plan, but make sure it is at a comfortable pace for your body. Some may believe that jumping into a non-carb diet, such as the Keto Diet, is a healthy plan, but it may be in your best interest to ease into it instead.
Our summer diet tip does not involve starving yourself or living off meal replacement shakes. We encourage you to do research and find a body diet that will suit you and your lifestyle, and a lifestyle is exactly what is will turn into. Keep in mind that not every diet is for everyone, so finding one that will fit your workout routine is worth the extra time. The key to nutrition is balance. We want to keep you on track, so we listed different food groups items to incorporate in your meals!

Vegetables

We all know that vegetables are not hard to prepare, so there’s no excuse to skip out on the greenery when assembling your plate! Here is a list of delicious greens and veggies that can be added to any healthy meal:

  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Kale, Sprouts
  • Edamame beans
  • Green peas
  • Sweet potatoes

Protein

Take a look at our Top 10 High Protein Foods for muscle gain:

  • Peanut butter
  • Cottage cheese
  • Oatmeal
  • Salmon
  • Lentils
  • Sardines
  • Beef Steak
  • Flaxseed
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Chicken

Healthy Fats

  • Nuts: Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and numerous health benefits. (Try a palm-sized serving a day).
  • Avocados: 77% fat content, but it’s great for you! Avocados will guarantee to burn off those saturated fat stores.
  • Cheese: The healthy fat, if you have it in moderation.
  • Eggs: Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats make up around 3 out of 5 grams of fat in an egg.
  • Dark chocolate: For the sweet tooth! If you have one piece of (dark) chocolate a day, you will receive the benefits of consuming fiber, iron, magnesium, and copper.

Fruits

We cannot forget about including fruits into our diet! They contain the most important vitamins and minerals which boost our metabolism. Not to mention, there are endless ways to eat them. You can substitute unhealthy snacks with foods including granola, yogurt, smoothies, etc. Fruit is a source of fiber which helps with bloating, digesting, and weight loss in general. 

Here at JCORE Fitness, we love supporting healthy, happy living. In order to do so, we want to stress the importance of staying consistent with your fitness goals and holding yourself accountable. Whether you’re ready to build your perfect workout routine, or get some help maintaining healthier habits, we are here to help you create attainable goals for yourself and push you to keep it that way!

After an initial assessment, we will build a program that’s specifically designed for your individual goals and needs. If you’re ready to take the leap towards a healthier and happier you, start your new beginning today with personal or group training sessions. Available both in-person and virtually, we’re ready to take on your individual needs and challenges and set attainable goals with you.

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