Avoid the End-of-Summer Blues!

Aug 28, 2014 4:36:00 AM

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Although the temperatures are high and the kids are still on vacation, at this time of year we also tend to start thinking of how the season will be changing soon, which can make us feel a little sad to see the end of the summer. However, summer’s not over yet and the new season will bring lots of great new things to inspire you as you progress further along your weight loss journey, so embrace the 'here and now' while also looking forward to a positive future by keeping motivated and enjoying life with these great tips!

1. Reflect on Accomplishments

Whether you started your weight loss journey this week or months back, it’s important to consistently reflect on the achievements and accomplishments you’ve made. What can you do now that you couldn’t do at the start of the summer? Or, how have your habits changed this summer from the past? Also think about the fun you’ve had this summer with your new found confidence and motivation!

2. Passion for Fashion

While you may not be looking forward to colder weather, thinking about new fall clothes, like a new coat or pair of boots, can be a great way to inspire positive thinking about the changing season. What’s more, going back to your colder-weather clothes may bring some unexpected positive surprises when you try on old clothes, such as finding that the skirt which used to be too small now fits like a glove, or that your jeans now require a belt to keep them from falling down.

3. Get Active

Summer’s not over yet, so get off the couch, put down that remote control and make the most of these long, sunny days by getting active in the evenings – the box-set marathon can wait until a rainy day in November! That’s not to say that the colder weather doesn’t also bring some great new activities and sports for you to enjoy, from hiking through beautiful forests of changing leaves, to skiing in the mountains, there’s always something fun to look forward to. Plus, getting active can really help to rev up your immune system and your metabolism, leading to better health and more successful weight loss!

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4. Eat Seasonally

What’s on your plate should ideally reflect the time of year and the seasonal fruits and vegetables it brings; not only is it cheaper to eat this way, it’s also healthier to eat in harmony with nature, as this means you’re getting the nutrients most required at that time of year. So, right now make the most of the in-season cantaloupe, mango, watermelon, green beans, huckleberries, nectarines, okra, sweet peppers, raspberries, and tomatoes, and look forward to the tastes that are at their best during the coming season, including cauliflower, pumpkin, sweet potato, pears, quince, pomegranate, kale, parsnips, and cabbage.

5. Get a Health Boost

With the changing season it’s important to keep healthy to avoid viruses that can be more common around this time of year, plus you should also make sure you get lots of sleep and soak up as much vitamin D as you can with a 15 minute daily stroll in the daytime. To help boost your health and up your vitamin quota for the season ahead, add the new multivitamin Phen Vites to your daily routine and benefit from the essential vitamins and minerals that are often lacking in the typical American diet, such as magnesium, folate, vitamins A, C and E, as well as the weight-loss booster 5-HTP and the added energy of vitamin B12.

6. Set New Goals

While you may prefer to look forward to the holidays that fall and winter bring in order to keep your mind of the approaching colder weather, the coming months are not just about Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Amidst the festivities, this is the time to keep your focus on the goals you’ve yet to achieve and always strive for self-improvement, keeping you motivated on your weight loss journey as you work towards getting healthier. If you feel like going into hibernation in fall, the weight loss supplement Phen Caps can really help to give you the energy boost you need, as well as suppressing your appetite to ensure that you can focus on eating healthily.

How do you plan to make the most of the rest of summer and prepare for the season ahead? Let us know by commenting below!

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