Boost Your Metabolism and Your Sizzle this Summer

Mike Lipowski

It’s official: the start of Summer! And with the summer comes bathing suit season, barbeques, the end of the school year and vacations. So the question I pose to you is, “what are you going to do to keep yourself fit this summer?”

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of overeating, overdrinking, and overindulgence in just about everything under the bright sunny sky during this part of the year. Isn’t it interesting that we’ll spend the better part of our Spring preparing to look our best, knowing that more skin will be exposed, and then throw it all away during July and August because, well, it’s the Summer.

Instead we should be focusing on what we need to do in order to show-off and enjoy the results of all our hard work, while still having “fun”.

For starters, focus your efforts on Monday through Saturday morning.

Stay strict with your nutrition and don’t falter in your training. This is NOT the time to ease up on your workouts or meal prep.

Take a big-picture approach to each week. If you’re typically good through the week but now are attending parties and barbeques on the weekend, you should be even tighter with your calories during the week so you have a little wiggle room on the weekend.

It’s a good idea to get in an extra workout with our Group Resistance Training classes (GRT) or take our new Metabolic Conditioning Class for a metabolic boost! This will aid in keeping your metabolism working up to par.

As far as food and drink go, prep food ahead of time so you’re prepared and satisfied. The worst thing you can do is go for an extended period of time without eating and then overeat because you’re starving. When you’re well prepared, you’ll never go hungry.

Convenience meals don't have to be unhealthy but unplanned convenience meals typically are. It's always smart to grab your Shaklee meal bar for those times you're on the go or to have a blender bottle and 180 protein powder for a quick and healthy fix. The fact that these meals don't have need to be refrigerated to a BIG bonus!