The Top Food and Drink to Avoid If You’re Trying to Get in Shape during summer

Summer is a great time to get in shape and feel your best. However, if you’re not careful, you might end up sabotaging all of the hard work you and your personal trainer have been putting in by eating unhealthy foods. Here are the top foods to avoid if you’re trying to stay in shape during summer.

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Ice Cream

Ice cream is a summertime staple for many people, but it can be a diet disaster. A half-cup of ice cream can have as many as 250 calories and 16 grams of fat. And let’s be honest, who stops at just a half-cup? To make matters worse, most commercial ice creams are loaded with sugar, which can lead to weight gain. If you’re trying to get in shape during summer, try swapping ice cream for a juice ice lolly or ice pole.

Fizzy Drinks


Most fizzy drinks contain a lot of sugar, which can lead to weight gain. A 12-ounce can of Coke, for example, has 39 grams of sugar. That’s about 9 teaspoons of sugar! And if you’re drinking a larger size, you could be consuming even more sugar.

Fizzy drinks can also cause other health problems, such as tooth decay. The sugar in these drinks can contribute to cavities. So if you’re looking to improve your health, it’s best to cut back on fizzy drinks.

There are plenty of healthy alternatives to fizzy drinks. Water is always a great choice, and many fruit-infused waters can be delicious and refreshing. If you’re looking for something with a little more flavor, unsweetened iced tea or seltzer water with a twist of lemon or lime can be satisfying

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While moderate alcohol consumption may not have a major impact on weight loss, it is important to be mindful of the calories in alcoholic beverages. If you are trying to lose weight, cutting back on or avoiding alcohol altogether can help you reach your goals.

In addition, alcohol can interfere with weight loss by affecting the metabolism and increasing appetites.

If you want to enjoy the occasional glass of wine or beer without damaging your health, there are some low-calorie options available. Light beers and wine spritzers are generally lower in calories than their full-bodied counterparts. You can also find alcohol-free beer and wine, which contain no calories. If you’re looking to cut down on your alcohol intake or loose weight over the summer, these options can be a good way to do it without feeling like you’re missing out.


BBQ Food

Grilled meats are a summertime staple, but they can be loaded with unhealthy fats. If you’re trying to watch your weight or eat healthier, it’s important to be aware of the potential pitfalls of BBQ foods.

Many BBQ sauces and marinades are high in sugar and calories, so opt for a leaner sauce or make your own at home. Grilled meats can also be high in fat, so try to choose leaner cuts of meat such as chicken or fish. And finally, beware of processed meats such as burgers and sausages, which are often loaded with salt, fat and preservatives.

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Meal Prep by Recipe for Results

At Recipe For Results, we can help you get physically fit, with 1 to 1, Partner and Small Group Personal Training sessions, but sometimes this isn’t enough and that’s where our meal preparation comes in. Did you know that it’s your diet that has the biggest impact on your shape?

Meal prep can be a game-changer when it comes to trying to eat healthier and lose weight. When you have healthy meals already prepared, it’s much easier to make good choices throughout the week. With Meal Prep by Recipe for Results, you’ll get delicious, nutritious meals delivered right to your door. We make it easy for you to eat well and reach your fitness goals!

Our team of professional chefs will work with you to create a meal plan that fits your specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for low-carb, high-protein, vegetarian, or something else entirely, we can accommodate you. We’ll make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need to fuel your workout routine and reach your goals.

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Whether you’re just beginning your fitness journey or need a little extra support, our team at Recipe For Results can help. We offer diet support, personalised coaching, complete food prep services and delivery in and around Essex to ensure you reach your goals.

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