Eat healthy this summer with these 4 tips
It seems like everyday is National Ice Cream Day. To avoid indulging in daily Chocolate Fudge Sundaes throughout the entire month of July, we caught up with Juliet Burgh, the Nutrition Director of Unite Fitness and co-host of the Insatiable Podcast, to discuss all things healthy eating during the summer.
City Fit Girls: What type of services do you offer to clients?
Juliet: I teach group training using the Unite Fitness 'Heart, Muscle, Mind Philosophy' and I provide all of the nutrition programming, as well as work with clients one-on-one to customize their diets.
City Fit Girls: Why do you want to help women eat healthy and learn about nutrition?
Juliet: Success is achieved when our bodies are healthy and happy. Using our fork is one of the most powerful tools we have to make changes within ourselves, but also to make positive contributions to our society.
When I take a client off of a SAD (standard American diet) and introduce them to REAL foods from Mother Nature, not only does their physical body change, but suddenly they have more energy, are experiencing more joy and have the self confidence to take on the world. I couldn’t ask for anything better than that!
City Fit Girls: What four tips can you give us to eat healthy all summer?
Juliet: My four tips are as follows:
1) Cool yourself down! A lot of our cravings for ice cream are because we are over heated and dehydrated. Try incorporating unsweetened iced teas, water infused with citrus and frozen fruits regularly to decrease your urge for soft serve.
2) Check your labels for sugars: Create a rule for yourself that if it has more than 10 grams of sugar per serving you aren’t buying it.
3) Eat in more and out less. Summer is the most tempting time to go out to dinner with friends. The weather is warm for those cute outfits and sitting outside people watching is super fun. The problem is, eating out is guaranteed to be giving you excess calories, sugar, fat and salt. The solution? Have dinner parties where you invite people to you and eat healthier food and still dress up for one another and enjoy the company.
4) Prepare for your trips: Hanging by the beach or poolside? Don’t leave empty handed. Make sure you take healthy snacks with you. This way you won’t spend too much money on buying food. I suggest trail mix, rice cakes and peanut butter or carrots with hummus.
Want more tips from Juliet? Check out the Insatiable Podcast. If you're looking to lose weight in a healthy way, Ali and Juliet bring holistic expertise to transform the nutrition and fitness conversation. No calories in, calories out here. But breakthroughs and results? Guaranteed.
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