Ready to slim down for the summer?  We have six, simple summer-themed tips to get you started!

1 – If you enjoy wine, slim down by mixing your wine with flavored sparkling water or diet lemon-lime soda and add a few ice cubes.  Wine “spritzers,” when made with a zero calorie bubbly beverage, cut your calorie and alcohol intake per beverage in half!

2 – Plan out and stick to a sleep schedule.  Yes, as an adult having a “bed time” can feel ridiculous, but it can do a lot to help you lose weight.  Getting enough sleep is important for hormone regulation, which can affect your weight.  Plus, getting enough sleep can help you have the energy to be more active.

3 – Sip on water all day.  Getting enough fluids can help offset an urge to nibble, ensure you are well hydrated and may help you lose weight.  Drinking enough water can help you feel better, too.

4 – Enjoy fresh fish!  Fish is a lean protein that pucks a nutrition punch.  Better yet, it’s low in calories and feels nice and light on a hot summer day.  Try including more fresh fish this summer to help you lose weight, and improve your overall health.

5 – Make a date with the Farmer’s Market.  You’ll find beautiful, flavorful, fresh foods.  Plus, if you plan a little extra time, farmers love to tell you how to prepare the foods they grow.  Fresh produce cooked a variety of ways is incredibly helpful when trying to lose weight.

6 – Enjoy a Popsicle!  Popsicles are a great, easy, summery substitute for other desserts.  They are low in calories, sweet, and take longer to eat than some other desserts.

Olivera Weight Management specializes in helping people lose weight.

We use research-proven strategies, approaches and tools to help our patients achieve successful weight loss.  We offer a variety of services to meet your needs.  In our remote Nutrition Consultations, our Registered Dietitian develops a plan customized to meet your needs without you ever having to leave your home.  Phentermine, an FDA approved appetite suppressant proven to help patients lose weight, is available at Olivera Weight Management for patients who qualify.  We offer all services in a caring, supportive environment. For more information on pricing and our other services, please visit our webpage or give us a call at 773-327-6624.  Follow us on Facebook for free weight loss tips, recipes and more.

*Please note, appointments are required for new patients and strongly encouraged for returning patients to minimize wait times.*