Jul 23

5 Summer Slimming Tips

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A couple common questions I have been getting asked lately are… What is your workout routine and what is your diet like? First off, thanks for the questions, keep em coming, I am happy to share what works for me. So today I am sharing 5 Summer Slimming Tips!

1. Always have a salad before the main course. This is one thing I do every single day. If I am at home eating, or a restaurant, you will always find me having a salad before the main course. Why? It fills you up so you don’t overeat the main course.

Staying on the salad topic…we all know it is good to order dressing on the side, but you want to know whats even better? Instead of using the full side of ranch (I love ranch) trying using salsa as part of your dressing. I prefer mixing it with a creamy dressing, preferably ranch. Otherwise stick to a vinaigrette of some sort.

2. Add food, don’t subtract. Try adding foods to your diet instead of subtracting them. Add in healthy foods you really love, like sweet fruit, nuts, and crunchy veggies. Slip these foods into your bag lunch and breakfast cereal; add the veggies into soups, stews and sauces.

3. Instead of dowsing your chicken, fish, veggies and sides in condiments, use hot sauce or mustard. Hot sauce and mustard are full of flavor and are not full of sugars and junk like ketchup, bbq sauce, and other heavy condiments are.

4. Use the 70:30 ratio for your plate when eating. 70% filled with healthy veggies and 30% with protein and starches.

5. Start your day the “Miranda Kerr Way”. You know, the Victoria Secret model?? She starts her day with a cup of hot water and lemon. It is suppose help kick start your digestion. I just started doing this and I really do think this works wonders for digestion.

As I have said before, I do like to live by the 80/20 rule-80% of the time healthy choices, 20% of the time I treat myself to my favorite indulgences. No one can be perfect all the time, you must enjoy life and indulge every once awhile.  What works well for me, is to be healthy on the weekdays and indulge on the weekends!  What are your slimming tips? Do share!

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  1. Hi there, new follower on GFC 🙂
    Can't wait to read thru your blog, I'm already feeling inspired just seeing your instagram photos!

  2. Great tips! I try to do the 70/30 for veggies and protein most days! I love sweet potatoes, chards, asparagus, broccoli and try to avoid potatoes and white rice. And of course I drink loads of water! And I try to do some kind of exercise every day, even if it's just a 20 minute bike ride.

    Bold Subtlety

  3. The 80/20 rule is my favorite and I've been trying to stick to it.

    I am also a sucker for ranch – and I've learned that if I ask for it on the side, and simply dip my fork in the ranch, then into the salad to get my bite, I use less but still get just enough dressing flavor for the entire salad. I'm usually left with more than half the container of ranch they give you on the side.

    Thanks for all these tips!!!

  4. I love these tips because health doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing thing. you don't have to hit the gym three times a day and eat only juice cleanses to feel your best and be your best. I love how these tips are easy and livable, and you can still lead a normal lifestyle while eating more clean.

    You're awesome, bottom line.

    • Why thanks Brooke!! And you are so right, health doesn't need to be all or nothing! Glad you stopped by, babe!