9 Hot Tips For Summer Weight Loss

african american women on the beach(BlackDoctor.org) — It’s easy to cover up a few extra pounds with a chunky sweater. But when the temperatures—and the hemlines and shirt sleeves—rise, there’s just nowhere for the pudge to hide. Here are nine things that will help get you into summer shape without you ever having to break a sweat.

1. TURN OFF THE TV AND STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER

Multitasking while you eat means you won’t be as satisfied, a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found. Some of the study’s participants ate while playing computer solitaire, while others ate without distraction. The results? The game-players were worse at remembering what they had eaten—and felt significantly hungrier afterward.

2. DRINK WISELY

At the end of a hot day, it’s easy to down a few frozen margaritas or chilled sangrias just to stay cool. But that’s packing on hundreds of calories. If you want a cocktail, instead try tequila and seltzer on the rocks. When a drink doesn’t take like a Slurpee (we’re looking at you, frozen mango-strawber-rita!) you sip more slowly and take in far fewer calories, says nutritionist Stephen Gullo.