New Momscape Giveaway: Tell us your best summer diet tip for a chance to win $50! {Contest Closed}

Congratulations to Christy – the winner of our Best Summer Diet Tip Giveaway. Stay tuned for more contests and giveaways!

Summertime can be an inspiring time to get fit, lean and healthy. All the fresh fruits and veggies, the farmer’s markets, the family bike rides, and – of course – all of those opportunities to show off a new leaner physique.

So to celebrate this season of healthy choices, we want to know your best summer diet tip.

We’ll give a $50 Visa gift card to a randomly selected reader who leaves a reply at the end of this post with their favorite, most helpful weight loss secret.

Your tip can be a favorite way to eat more healthfully, a favorite weight loss plan or program, a new way of thinking about your body, a useful trick that helps you motivate yourself to move…whatever is most helpful to you!

The drawing will be random and the entry deadline is Friday July 15, 2011 at midnight mountain time. (US residents, ages 18 and over, please. Complete contest rules are here.)

Also, please note that comment moderation is enabled, so your comment will not show up immediately, but as long as it’s not rated R, it will appear below quite shortly.

Then follow us on Twitter or find us on Facebook because these are the channels through which we’ll announce the winner on Saturday, July 16 (in addition to sending the winner an email.)

So, tell us: what is your favorite weight loss tip?


  1. My favorite diet tip is to totally cut out snacks. That’s the only thing that works for me.

  2. momznite says:

    Dig into the cherries – very satisfying.

  3. Carol Bryant says:

    Swimming – it’s fun and burns calories like crazy.

  4. Rebecca Peters says:

    Park furthest from the door.. means you have to walk farther and walking is a great way to help exercise

  5. enter me yes i can use it

  6. Holly C. says:

    my best summer diet tip is to get outside with your family and play! run, skip, toss a ball, bike ride, just have fun and enjoy the outdoors!

  7. Drink lots of water – a big glass before you eat anything

  8. Find a way to exercise you like, like yoga or pilates, and it won’t feel like work!

  9. Caryn S says:

    Carry a bottle of water (reusable, of course!) with you whenever you’re in the car, outside, etc. If you drink it all day, not only does it fill you up, but you’re hydrating yourself, which is important, too.

  10. Take advantage of all the wonderful produce stands.

  11. Dieting in the summer is much easier for me. The abundance of fresh veggies and fruit help me to stay on track and make interesting salads and vegetarian meals as well as fruit desserts and snacks. I also switch to unsweetened ice tea that helps with empty beverage calories.

  12. Lucy Schwartz says:

    Besides suturing my mouth shut, going to the farmer’s market for fresh veggies for salads.

  13. My tip – don’t get overly restrictive. If you deprive yourself of treat foods entirely, you’re just going to crave them more and will eventually give in and probably overeat it… so let yourself eat a cookie or two once in a while!

  14. MichelleS says:

    My favorite “tip” is just to get yourself moving for an hour a day. IF you don’t have that hour to “spare” then consider exercises that you can do while watching tv, etc. Another great tip is drinking a glass of water if you get hungry during the day.

  15. kasey gaspard says:

    I have been taking zumba classes and cutting back on sodas all summer!

  16. Carol F says:

    My favorite tip is to drink plenty of water. First of all it keeps you hydrated and secondly,if you drink water with a meal it helps fill you up so you don’t over eat.
    carolkfoster at comcast dot net

  17. I love to dance…so for exercise I turn on the radio or CD player and dance to rock music

  18. Diane Baum says:

    My tip is to stop eating after dinner

  19. Eat fresh …. walk often

  20. Debra Hall says:

    i eat a lot of frest fruit and veggies

  21. Debra Hall says:

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  22. Deanna G. says:

    In the summer I like to suck on sugar free popsicles, they’re only about 15 calories and they keep my mouth busy & satisfy my sweet tooth. :)

  23. My ‘favorite’ diet tip is – DON’T DIET!

    Very few ever stick to a ‘strict diet regimen’!

    Instead, try to eat healthy and increase your daily exercise activity!

  24. ky2here says:

    Cut up watermelon and freeze portions of the chunks. Let them thaw halfway out and you’ll have a treat better than ice cream. Delicious and sinfully sweet – naturally. Tons of fiber and no processed sugar.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  25. Park near the back of the parking lot. That way, you force yourself to include more exercise in the day

  26. April Bever says:

    Find a way to exercise in a way you like, like yoga or pilates, and it won’t feel like work.

    4robert2win (at) gmail (dot) com

  27. What I think has been the best help to me was to buy smaller dinner plates. They were hard to find, but at K-mart I found some holiday plates which are the perfect size for real serving sizes.

  28. Mine would have to be, I play my Wii fit like every other day and go on daily walks depending on the weather.

  29. Victoria Russell says:

    my new tip (for myself) is forcing myself to drink 8 glasses of water! when i take the seconds to drink it, it reminds me of my other fitness goals, too!

    e-mail: victoria (dot) russell5 (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. Drink lots of water!

  31. Erica C. says:

    The best thing that helps me is to have a lot of healthy food options at home, that you’ll actually eat. Also, rid your house of all the junk food, except for one cheat thing. I’d let myself have just a little cheat snack every other day as long as I behaved!

  32. Jennifer R says:

    My best summer diet tip is to drink lots of water and eat fresh fruit for snacks and desserts.

  33. Drink lots of water, avoid sodas and chips and replace them with fruits and nuts for snacks. Take the stairs instead of the elevator while indoors. And enjoy the summer by biking, taking walks with family and/or playing Wii sports.
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  34. Emma Peel says:

    tip – snack on a small handful of nuts when hungry or between meals instead of junk

  35. drink lots of water

    itsjustme62613 at

  36. Don’t eat after 6 p.m.

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  38. Shelley Mitchell says:

    Favorite Tip – Eat 5 small meals throughout the day!

    msjem2001 at yahoo dot com

  39. My favorite weight loss tip in the summer is to get moving with your kids! When they ride bikes, hop on yours! When they run around outside, run with them! When you go to the park, play with them on the playground instead of watching them play!

  40. Dorothy says:

    Put down your knife & Fork between bites, give the food a chance to register in your brain. Your stomach may be full but unless your brain tells you that you are full, you will keep on eating.

  41. Dorothy says:

    Put down your knife & Fork between bites, give the food a chance to register in your brain. Your stomachmay be full but unless your brain tells you that you are full, you will keep on eating

  42. I reward my weight loss with cute new workout clothes or a haircut!

  43. My tip: Try to eat a big, healthy breakfast and a relatively small dinner.
    luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

  44. My fave tip- after much research and trying a few things, what worked the best for me was up day/down days (higher cal/lower cal) so the body didn’t get used to a pattern.

  45. Brandy B says:

    It does get super hot here in the South so I drink tons of ice cold water. That helps to burn extra calories! When I want to change it up a bit I will have a Fuze Slenderize tropical Fuit drink. It’s only 10 calories and tastes great.

  46. Drink more water, it makes you feel fuller and hydrates the body!

  47. robyn paris says:

    my favorite tip is to not eat after dinner.

  48. Nick Hilleshiem says:

    Drink alot of water!!!

  49. April Grimm says:

    My best tip is to snack on watermelon when you get a craving for something sweet.

  50. Kat Emerick says:

    Stay away from Fried Foods!!

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