Summertime is about enjoying life a bit more. There is no doubt that there are some summer treats that are not ideal for those who are trying to lose weight. Does that mean you cannot enjoy some great foods this summer? No, what it means is that you need a bit more help in selecting foods that are great for both weight loss and summer fun. Here are some helpful suggestions from the team at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, TN.

Frozen Yogurts and Fruit
There are a lot of products you can buy at the grocery store that promises to be healthy but lack the ability to do so. Instead, create your own. Purchase popsicle molds to help. You can use yogurt and fruit to create a blend of flavors you enjoy. Freeze and enjoy. You can also use those molds with sugar free drinks you enjoy – turning them into popsicles in a breeze.

Make a Float
You can use low fat ice creams or frozen yogurt to do this. The goal is to add ingredients you love, including low-sugar fruits, and then have some fun with it. For example, if you have a zero sugar soda, you can easily add a scoop of frozen yogurt to it. Or, you could skip the float and make a smoothie with the ingredients you love.

Make Your Own Chips
You can do this with many fruits, such as bananas or peaches. Or you can do it with kale and other nutritious foods that you enjoy. This way, you do not miss out on movie night chips (you can even create a low-calorie and low-fat dip to use).

Go with Frozen Fruit
One of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of eating too many calories is to choose fruit. For a cold treat, simply freeze the fruit on a tray for a couple of hours before you plan to use it. Then, enjoy a handful at a time. You can also mix in some dark chocolate and sugar-free chocolate chips into this to create a nice little snack on a hot day.

Are You Ready to Get the Help You Need?
If you are ready to begin your weight loss journey, now is the time to take action. At New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville, TN, the first step is to watch or attend a free Bariatric Seminar. To get register for or view a seminar visit: https://www.newlifebariatricsurgery.com/info-sessions/

For more info, reach out to our New Life team at (865) 694-9676.

New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is affiliated with the Parkwest Center for Bariatric Surgery at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. New Life is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics.