Summer is full of beach vacations, days spent on the lake, and plenty of outdoor activities that make a bathing-suit-ready body necessary. Looking good in your swimsuit is easy when you incorporate these healthy foods into your diet. Not only will you feel better in your summer shorts, you’ll be more confident and energetic, too as you take part in the beach activities.
Some helpful foods to get your body ready for your swimsuit are those that beat the bloat. If you’re feeling a bit bloated, frolicking around in skimpy attire is the farthest thing from appealing. Yogurt has live cultures and, when eaten regularly, can help with digestion and prevent the stomach from bloating.
There are several foods to help you cut down on calories and still feel full while giving you energy for summer activities. Cut back on heavy pastas and rice bowls, and chow down on a helping of quinoa instead. It feels like a starch and fills you up like one, but is actually gluten-free and high in protein.
So, load up on these foods and look better than ever in your swimsuit this year. Not only do some of these foods make you trimmer, but they hydrate you as well for hot summer days. Get your best beach bod ever and start the summer off right.
Nothing says summer like watermelon, and the pink, fleshy melon is a dieter’s best friend. Not only is it sweet and refreshing, but it’s also full of water and healthy. Eating foods that are high in water helps you to stay fuller longer and keep you hydrated in the summer heat as well.
Not only are raspberries a sweet and delicious snack or dessert, but they are also high in fiber. Eating fiber has been found to prevent weight gain and also help promote weight loss. Have about one cup a day, which contains about eight grams of fiber.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.