Summertime means fresh air and sunshine. It also means lots of extra activities like weddings, vacations, day trips, picnics, parties, and other good fun. Making it all work into your schedule can require a level of flexibility. But one thing you can’t let go of entirely (even when things get crazy) is eating right. If you want to enjoy all that summertime has to offer, give your body the fuel it needs to keep going…and going…and going. A few keys to staying fueled:
Eating a nutritious breakfast on a regular basis is a healthy eating behavior and can also help with weight management. Plus, breakfast can help people with diabetes control their blood glucose. Wake up your taste buds with a Tex Mex Breakfast Scramble or a quick Waffle Stack. (Yum!)
A benefit of both of those breakfasts beyond taste? They use a rainbow of colorful summer fruits and vegetables. Produce is a great source of fiber and vitamins you need for energy. Different colors supply different nutrients, so aim for a variety.
While hydration is key year round, it can be even more critical if you’re active during warm weather. It makes sense: Every cell of your body contains water, so being low on fluids can have a big impact. Keep a water bottle handy at all times, and during light summertime activity, add in a packet of CRYSTAL LIGHT Pure Fitness On The Go Drink Mix—with electrolytes to aid hydration* and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives.
Keep up these healthy habits year-round and you’ll be able to keep up with much more than summer…maybe even the favorite kids in your life.
*When you consume one packet during light physical activity