Prevent Summer Weight Gain

Prevent Summer Weight Gain
  • A cold glass of lemonade or sweetened ice tea can clock in at over 100 calories. So stick to water or diluted fruit juice this summer.
  • Beware the umbrella drinks. A piña colada or Long Island iced tea can be between 600 to 800 calories For lower-calorie alternatives, mix clear liquor with a calorie-free beverage.
  • A beef burger topped with cheese contains saturated fat along with high levels of calories and sodium. Instead, top the burger with a fresh tomato slice, and have a piece of corn on the side instead of a processed bun.
  • When it comes to ice cream, the simpler the healthier. Avoiding mix-ins and toppings will save you empty calories, and your ice cream will be just as delicious.
  • Don't be fooled by frozen yogurt, it often has tons of added sugar, and more calories than ice cream.
  • Keep fruit salad fresh, as many included syrup soaked fruit, marshmallows, and whipped cream.
  • When you want a food that's low calorie, salad's a great option. But avoid pasta salads, heavy dressings and high calorie toppings.