Free Valet Parking

Doylestown Hospital will provide complimentary valet services Monday – Friday from 7 am – 5 pm for patients and visitors. Learn more

5 Healthy Eating Tips for Summer Vacation

Health Articles |
Categories: Nutrition Summer Health
Healthy Summer Eating Tips

Summer vacation is a time to relax, unwind, and rejoice over warm weather and time off from your heavy work schedule. Whether you are going to the Jersey Shore or hiking in the Poconos, summer weather can really quench your thirst for adventure but stimulate your appetite! Between the barbeques and the vacation getaways you have planned, it is easy to skip exercising and pile on the food. In order to avoid this common habit, follow these 5 healthy summer vacation eating tips that are easy to maintain and surprisingly enjoyable towards your craving appetite!

Stay Hydrated!

With hot temperatures and outdoor activities piling up, dehydration becomes a major concern. In order to stay hydrated, water is the best solution for maintaining a sustainable body temperature. Keep a large water bottle handy to encourage you to drink whenever and wherever.

Take Advantage of Fresh Produce

Produce is at its peak during the summer months. It is the perfect time to indulge in fresh fruits and vegetables while they are at affordable prices! Tomatoes, bell peppers, greens, berries, and watermelon are some examples of healthy and delicious fresh goods that you can find at your local grocery store or farmers market.

Perfect Time for Seafood

There is nothing better than having seafood while you are vacationing at the beach. Not only is seafood delicious, low-calorie, and protein packed, it is also extremely fresh and more affordable during the summertime. Salmon, tuna, lobster, steamer clams, calamari and shrimp are popular types of seafood that are typically very accessible during the summer months. If serving seafood at a party, remember to check that there are no attendees with shellfish allergies.

Be Smart About Dessert and Cold Treat Choices

In order to keep your cool and satisfy your sweet tooth this summer, try healthier alternatives to the typical high calorie and fatty ice cream treats. Try buying low-fat, fat-free or sugar-free ice creams and frozen yogurts, as well as, sugar-free sorbets which have significantly lower calories. Also, remember to control your portions! Ice cream portions are often too big for adults at local ice cream stores and stands. Ask for smaller portions or look for the 'kiddie scoop' that will satisfy your craving without making you eat more than you need to.

In order to keep your cool and satisfy your sweet tooth this summer, enjoy your ice cream or other frozen treats, but in moderation. Ice cream portions are often too big for adults at local ice cream stores and stands. Ask for smaller portions or look for the 'kiddie scoop' that should satisfy your craving.

Build a Healthy Burger at Your Barbeque

Burgers are a great dish to serve at any barbeque; however, they tend to be on the fattier side. Instead of cutting this out of your diet, try creating a healthier burger with whole wheat buns, lean meats such as turkey or chicken burgers, or go meatless with a veggie burger. Add delicious toppings like guacamole, feta cheese, and fresh vegetables. When deciding what cut of meat to buy, choose "loin" and "round" cuts of red meat and buy "choice" or "select" grades of beef instead of "prime" because they have the least amount of fat.

Find a nutritionist

About Doylestown Health Nutrition Services

Doylestown Health Nutrition Services offers personalized nutrition plans for those with a current medical condition or those interested in preventive health and weight loss. Doylestown Health Nutrition Services specializes in nutrition therapy for diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease, digestive and eating disorders, pregnancy, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

Blog Posts

Infertility
Infertility: Evaluation, Treatment, Hope

Infertility is when a couple has been trying for a pregnancy for 12 months and has not conceived. Your ob/gyn can help identify causes, discuss treatments and offer guidance.

Men's Health
Men's Health Matters

Doylestown Health encourages men to take proactive care of their health needs, be aware of potential concerns, and take early action to address them.

View All Articles

Upcoming Classes and Events

For more information or to find a doctor