The warm weather is upon us and you are ready show off your hard earned body. During the summer months it is usually harder to sit down and relax to fresh and wholesome foods. This is a reminder during the next 3 to 4 months of hot weather to drink plenty of water to prevent any kind of dehydration. Along with this reminder, The Canadian Food Guide for Active Living recommends that we consume 5 – 12 servings of grain and cereal, 5 – 10 servings of fruits and vegetables, 2 – 4 servings of dairy, and get at least 2 – 3 servings of meat and / or alternative protein sources. This is only a guideline for proper dietary habits and each individual may have their own goals that they are trying to achieve.
Whatever the case may be, be sure to stay well hydrated and consume plenty of fresh foods. If you are doing a lot of outdoor activities, prepare food the night before this way you will not be stuck doing the high calorie fast foods the following day.
Do not stress too much about enjoying your favorite alcoholic beverage but do it in moderation and drink a full glass of water in between your drinks.
If you are like myself, being in the gym during the summer months can be a drag especially when you only get about 4 serious months of summer. Find yourself an outdoor activity, which will help you maintain your shape and even add a little more definition to your physique. Enjoy the weather and I'm not as much of a wuss as this Blog post sounded.
Chris Belanger – VP Sales