3 Nutrition Tips for Surviving Summer

With Amanda Kilduff, RD

  1. Stay hydrated. If you can, carry a water bottle with you wherever you go and sip from it throughout the day before you get thirsty. Adding lemon wedges, lime wedges, or mint can make water more appealing to drink from, if desired.
  2. Be mindful. Summertime means BBQ’s, patio gatherings, camping, etc. Often this means eating many different foods that stray from typical meals and snacks. Trust your body cues and be mindful of when you’re hungry and when you’re satisfied, while keeping in mind to choose a variety of foods for your plate. The more colour the better!
  3. Eat your favourite food first. Eat first what you’ve been looking forward to at the meal! Whether that is potato salad, garlic bread, or a juicy hamburger. This allows you to enjoy the food the most as you will be hungriest when you first start eating. It gives you time to find that level of meal satisfaction while knowing you don’t necessarily have to finish your plate since you’ve eaten the most exciting food item for you. Also, it helps knowing that when you get hungry again you can go right back to choosing the variety of foods available.
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