If you feel like it’s more difficult to eat healthier in the summer, you are not alone. Due to the improved weather, many people are on the go and not making meals for themselves at home. Add in the higher temperatures, and a lot of people just don’t feel like cooking. This means there is a higher tendency to eat out, or eat unhealthy foods, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
If you plan accordingly and education yourself properly, you can eat healthier in the summer as well as all year long. Let’s look at a few tips on how to eat better even in the summer:
- Plan your meals – If you’re going to the zoo, the lake, the beach, or for some other day outing, you need to plan your meals in advance. You could eat a big, healthy breakfast before you go and bring some healthy salads or sandwiches in a cooler for your lunch, for example. The point is to know what you’re eating before you go, so you’re not tempted to stop for unhealthy fast food when you’re all starving.
- Eat for the season – Another great idea to improve your diet during the summer is to eat foods that are in season right now. Fresh fruits and veggies are good for you and they will cost less if they are currently in season. You can pack them in your lunch, or whip up a meal with them quickly at home even in the summer heat.
- Drink lots of water – Sometimes when you think you’re hungry, you’re dehydrated. You need to quench your thirst long before the moment when your body feels thirsty. If you’re feeling it, you’re already dehydrated. It’s far too easy to get to this point in the summer months. So drink up and drink often.