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My Nutrisystem Journey Week 12 + 5 Summer Must Haves #ad #NSNation

We are just days away from Summer ’17 are you ready? 

Check out these 5 Summer Must Haves that won’t break the bank.

A Wide Brimmed Straw Hat is a Summer essential. Not only does it provide shelter from the blistering sun what better way to channel your inner Hollywood Starlet with a wide brimmed floppy straw hat. They’re also great for those of us who like to read by the beach. A properly positioned wide brim can protect your eyes from and provide the perfect shade as you flip the pages of the latest bestseller Summer read. Fashion doesn’t have to be expensive. All of the hats pictured below are all priced under $25 courtesy of Old Navy, Amazon and H&M.
Sunscreen is definitely a Summer essential. No matter what your skin tone. Dark. Fair. It doesn’t matter. Sunscreen is a Summer must have. Summer rays can be harmful to skin so protect your skin and opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply accordingly. Sunbathers please note you can still get a tan while wearing sunscreen. 

A Stylish Cover Up is a Summer essential. I am proud of the 23 lbs. I’ve lost so far thanks to Nutrisystem *hair flip* but not quite ready to showcase my goodies to the whole world just yet. Something about donning a stylish coverup or sarong over my 2-piece bikini that makes this Diva in the Making feel super cute. 
No need to go out and buy one. Your fave tunic or a long scarf can double as a cover up! A few years ago a friend of mine brought me a cute handmade piece of fabric from Tanzania and a friend of ours taught me how to tie a sarong

Snacks. Yes, snacks are a Summer essential especially for that long Summer vacay road trip. We’re notorious for packing a cooler full of sodas, sugary juices and processed foods when hitting the road for the annual family summer vacation. This year I’m changing all of that. I’m packing homemade fruit leather, cheese sticks and bottled water for the kids and some of my fave Nutrisystem snacks for myself. 
I had a setback last month and didn’t lose a single pound. My Nutrisystem counselor said it seemed like I was always on the go and advised I keep a breakfast bar or a snack bar in my purse for a quick meal on the go. 

Disclosure:  I am an Nutrisystem Blogger and I received a complimentary subscription to Nutrisystem in exchange for this post.  Follow #NutrisystemSnaps for more on my weight loss journey and that of other #NSNation bloggers.   
What a perfect idea for Summer travel.  We can forego the long pit stop for a heavy breakfast and keep it moving with a breakfast bar, bottled water and a quick stop.

Lastly, a fab pair of sandals for every single member of the family THAT WILL WEAR THEM. Hubby and the 2 of the three boys will wear sandals but my middle kid and my daughter are not huge fans of sandals and I’m only a fan of wearing them AFTER a pedicure. If you’re heading to the beach, you may want to forego slides and opt for a thong sandal for better grip. 
Can’t find a flip flop you like? Grab your glue gun and head to your nearest craft store.   
Worry about broken flip flops? Keep a bread tie nearby for a quick flip flop repair.

So there you have it our 5 Summer essentials:
Straw Hat
Cover Up
Sunscreen
Snacks
Sandals

What are YOUR Summer essentials? Let me know, leave a comment below.


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