Summer is just around the corner. It’s time to kick your weight loss goals into high gear. You can lose weight in just a short time for summer without going to a gym or even dieting.

Follow these easy-to-implement weight loss tips to help you shed those last 10 pounds before summertime:

Become more active. Your goal should be to develop healthy habits. By practicing these, you can burn calories without being strapped to an elliptical machine. Choose habits that are simple to maintain, enjoyable, and productive.

Walk the dog rather than letting him out into the yard. Instead of stopping at the coffee shop in your car every morning, wake up a little earlier to walk there before getting ready for work.

Choose activities that are relevant to your life. Then, you’ll feel a commitment to the task. The dog needs to be walked, no matter what. And you definitely want your morning coffee! When you feel dedicated, your efforts are less likely to stagnate.

Get someone else involved. Getting an easygoing workout buddy is a great way to keep activity levels up. Grab a neighbor and walk to the park every day. When at the park, sit on the swings or walk the trails while enjoying conversation. Then – of course – walk home. You’ll be amazed at how many calories you’ll burn!

Eat summery meals. Summery meals are characterized by being refreshing, simple, tasty, and healthy. Even though summer is only peeking through the clouds right now, try to adapt to a summery diet of fruit bowls, spinach salads, grilled chicken, vegetable kebabs, and your other favorite fresh options.

Everyone has cravings for their favorite food, but some choices are better than others. It’s best to feed your sweet tooth now in order to avoid a binge later. Sweet treats like watermelon, frozen yogurt, and grape tomatoes all make for summery, healthy, and satisfying snacks.

Use the grill. If you’re making a Chicken Caesar salad, grill the chicken rather than simply baking or cooking in a pan. This adds visual interest and a nice smoky taste. You can also grill almost any vegetables that are going into the salad.

Prep your meals in advance. Dishes like salads and fruits are easy to prepare ahead and store in an airtight container. Marinate your meat and fish rather than cooking it ahead because it can lose its moisture once cooked.

Losing weight is rarely an overnight task, but it is simple. By breaking it down into manageable slices of effort, your goals are much more attainable. And when summer arrives, you’ll have the leaner, healthier body you deserve!

The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. Research shows that when you surround yourself with others who have the same or similar goal, you’ll reach your own goal with greater success.

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