Making a Plan for Weight Loss Success Before Summer
By Ali Struhs
April 14, 2015
If you’re falling behind on your weight loss plan, you can make a change now to achieve success before summer. Don’t shove your swimsuit to the bottom of your dresser drawer just yet! With a few simple steps, you can make a plan for weight loss before it’s time to hit the pool with your family. Here’s how to commit to a new healthier lifestyle before summer.
If you’re not a Jenny Craig member, now is the time to sign up. By joining Jenny Craig before summer, you can take advantage of all that Jenny Craig’s weight loss program offers. Meet with a Jenny Craig consultant who can help you through challenges and design a menu that utilizes meals that are portion-controlled from the Jenny Craig menu. Along your weight loss journey with Jenny Craig, you’ll learn healthier eating habits and portion control while losing and then maintaining your goal weight.
Talk it out
If you are a current Jenny Craig member, talk with your consultant about overcoming summer lifestyle mishaps. BBQs with unlimited chips, macaroni salad, and hot dogs, ice cream topped with your favorite sugary syrups, and mixed, frozen drinks laden with extra calories are tempting, but could derail your goals. Find support in the Jenny Craig forums and get ideas for alternatives to summer’s traditional fare, like adding more seasonal fruits and vegetables to your meals and substituting potato salad for a unique salad of kale, orange slices, and mushrooms.
Set an exercise schedule and reward yourself
Making a plan for weight loss success before summer may require you to sit down and set a schedule of fun, physical activities to get in your exercise. Try gardening, instead of being confined to the treadmill at the gym, or plan a Saturday bike ride with the family at the park. Experts suggest at least 30 minutes of physical exercise each day, so pencil in your calendar an activity for every day of the week, even if it’s walking your dog around the neighborhood after work. As you see progress, be sure to reward yourself, too! Set aside money for a new swimsuit, or schedule a pedicure to show off your toes in strappy summer sandals.