6 Spa Tips for Spring Fitness

Get in shape with these fitness ideas from spa experts around the country.
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Spa Diet Tips

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Nothing says rejuvenation like a spa getaway. Imagine surrendering your aches and pains to the hands of a massage therapist, spending afternoons doing Downward Dog, and passing mealtimes munching on chef-prepared organic greens and smoothies.

But let's be realistic: Many of us just won't have the vacation time or the resources to slip away this spring. That's why we've brought the spa home, asking experts from some of the nation's top spots to divulge what to eat and how to work it so your body is bikini-ready by summer. Just sit back, read, and say "aah."

What You Need to Know About Nutrition Transitioning from winter to spring occurs across many planes: the snow thaws and the mercury rises; wool sweaters go into storage and the cotton knits make their debut; and our bodies crave different foods. Here are some simple ways to lose those extra pounds you may have packed on over winter's long, dark days.

  • Soup's On: Soups are a good way to fill up without filling out. "Studies have shown that soups can be helpful with weight control," says Lori Reamer, RD, director of nutrition at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires. "There's a satiety and a sensual experience that comes from the texture, so people don't go seeking other food." And what better way to transition from your favorite winter comfort foods than to switch out hot soups for their cold cousins? In the spring, Canyon Ranch offers chilled soups like gazpacho and those made from peaches and pineapple and coconut. What's more, soup is easy to prepare, store, and take along with you.

 
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