If you're ready to turn over a new leaf this summer, weight loss can be a happy side effect of a more active lifestyle. Eating right is easy when farmers' markets full of healthy foods are open for business. Working out is fun when you can enjoy both good company and recreation.
To maintain a healthy weight and fit condition, the American Heart Association suggests getting started now with menus and activities that you can pursue in the long term as well. A diet and fitness plan for the warm-weather months will allow you to enjoy summer and lose weight at the same time.
American Heart Association: 5 Weight Loss Goals
National Institutes of Health: Weight Loss for Life
AARP: Weigh Less, Live Longer: Strategies for Successful Weight Loss
Food and Drug Administration: Tips for Fresh Produce Safety
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Dietary Guidelines for Americans