Summer is the warmest time of the year, and we love it for so many reasons. We get to wear bikinis, show off some skin and bask in the sun! For some of us, it takes months of preparation for our bodies to be summertime ready. But with the cooler days ahead. We can't help but wonder, how do we maintain our summer bodies during autumn and winter?
Set out clear fitness goals
It would be best if you started each new season with clear fitness goals. Over the next three months, what do you want to achieve with your body? Do you want to maintain your current weight or lose more weight? Whatever your answers are to the question. Consistent healthy eating habits and regular exercise will get you there.
Start by writing down your current weight and your ideal weight. You can use this to track your progress as you go. You will need to formulate healthy eating habits if you want to see results. Take out the sugary drinks and carbonated drinks, throw them in the trash if you need to. Stick to green tea and fresh juice. Also, drink lots of water! Eating healthy food in small portions frequently can help you maintain weight. You can also throw in a workout for 30-60 minutes, 3-5 times a week. Remember, you are in for the long haul, so it's a good idea to make minor lifestyle changes that will yield you great long-term results.
Always Meal Prep Ahead of Time.
It's wonderful to know you are fully committed to keeping your summer body! Meal prepping on time will help you stay organized and committed to your fitness goals. Healthy eating can help you maintain weight or lose weight. It all depends on you and what you want. If your desire is to lose weight then you will need to go on a calorie deficit meal plan. And if you wish to maintain your current weight, then you will need a meal plan that is tailored specifically for you. An effective calorie deficit meal plan will consist of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks under 1,200-1,500 calories per day. This depends on your goals. While a weight maintenance meal plan is usually 2,000 - 2,200 calories per day.
The best way to smash your body goals is to prepare your healthy food on time! Unhealthy eating habits come from a lack of preparation. Suppose you have a stack of healthy groceries in your fridge and don't prep your meals on time. There is every possibility you will eat something you're not supposed to. To prevent this, pick a day you are less busy and cook your meals for a week. You can plan your meals each day as you’d like—breakfast, snack, lunch, and dinner. Just make sure to pack them all in containers and store them in your fridge.
It is easy to maintain a healthy diet. You just need to remain committed. If doing this isn't convenient for you, you can always order for your meal-prepping service from our Mura App. It is quick and convenient. Most of all, it prevents you from crashing your diets with unhealthy food. We know your body is important to you and what you feed it matters. Nutrition is a crucial part of health and fitness. If you do not remain consistent with healthy eating, all your hard work before summer will be gone.
Engage in workouts for 30-60 minutes, 3-5 times a week. Remember, you are in for the long haul, so it's a good idea to make minor lifestyle changes that will yield you great long-term results.
Relax and enjoy sweets once in a while
So, you've cleared your snack drawers to avoid temptations. Not bad! However, you can still indulge in sweets every now and then. If you love to eat chocolate bars, eat them! It can be good for you and your body. Just make sure not to overindulge or binge on unhealthy snacks too long. Well, knowing you have healthy food in the fridge can help bring you back to reality! You can jump right back to healthy eating conveniently.
It is better to eat your favorite snacks when you want than to not eat them at all. This will help you stay consistent on your nutrition journey longer. Remember, the goal is to remain snatched all through fall to winter. So we're going to be patient till we reach our goals. Healthy nutrition can change the way you feel and think. Also, get some rest. Sleep an hour longer and stay hydrated every day. This can help improve your metabolism significantly.
Don't forget to exercise.
Exercise is an essential part of fitness. It releases endorphins that make us feel good. It also helps stabilize our physical and emotional state throughout the day. Working out doesn't need to be stressful or exhausting. You can cut out the usual long 2-hour cardio workouts and replace them with 30 minutes of cardio every day. Do this and see a shift in your fitness life. It is easier to remain consistent this way. You can also stick to 30 minutes workouts, 3-5 times a week. It all depends on your schedule.
Exercise has many benefits that go way beyond your physique. Constant hydration, eating healthy, and movement can make your skin glow.
It's okay to feel bummed about summer ending. We are too! But think of the next season as an opportunity to hone your fitness and nutrition. All you need to do to stay in shape longer is to Kickstart your dietary routine now on Mura.
Its important to meal prep to remain consistent with healthy eating habits. Throw away all forms of snack temptations from your home that may set you back. Also, don't forget to exercise!