With summer quickly approaching, it's time to hit the beach or the pool. For many of us, that means it's time to start making your diet and your fitness a priority again. If you're dreading bathing suit season, there are a few things you can do to feel better about yourself. Not only can you hit the gym and develop an exercise routine, but you can add a few superstar foods to your diet. If you want to drop a few extra winter pounds fast, head to the grocery store and stock these foods in your kitchen. They're just what you need to look and feel your best in your bathing suit this summer.
Protein for Breakfast
Starting your day off with a meal full of protein is always a good idea if you want to be keep your weight in check. Adding protein to your morning meal will keep you full longer, and start your day on the right foot. Try an omelet, greek yogurt, or a protein smoothie. A protein breakfast is the perfect addition to your summer diet.
Beans might not be the first food that you think of when you this weight loss, but trust us they're worth a try! Beans are great because they are affordable and also a versatile food that you can cook in a lot of different ways. Beans are a great source of protein, that are slowly digested, which means that you will feel fuller for longer periods of time and typically eat less throughout the day. Try using black beans as a dinner side, or create a three-bean salad to bring to a summer barbecue!
Having this on the list might come as a surprise, but it's totally possible to eat chocolate each day and still look great in a bikini. The secret? Reaching for dark chocolate! Eating a small amount of dark chocolate each day will help lessen your appetite, and keep cravings at bay. This means that breaking off a piece of dark chocolate in between meals can actually help you to eat much less and keep your weight in check.
Soup is another great food to add to your diet if you want to keep the pounds off this summer. Starting your meals with a healthy soup filled with vegetables can be a great way to help you drop the extra winter weight. A cup of soup will help fill you up and keep you from over-eating at meals. It's also a great way to sneak addition veggies into your diet, which pack a nutritional punch.
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