Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Sizzle!! What is going on for July!!

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Sara And Angie
(Sister's that work together play together!!) 
With the excitement of Coach Summit still fresh in my head and a 
WHOLE ton of great ways to get Healthy, and stay Healthy in the works!!! 
This is going to be the BEST SUMMER YET!! 
ARE YOU Ready to Make YOUR SUMMER Sizzle??? 
I took a vow with my business partner and Sister above in this photo to NEVER GIVE UP this year at the 2014 Beachbody Summit and what that means to me??? 
Is I am pushing harder and making this Summer ALL about you! 
I will not give up on you! 
I will help you achieve the success you want in life! 
I will help you look better, feel better and LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE!! 
I am committed to you and together WE ARE committed to change! 

So if you are waiting for the perfect time to change your life, it will never come!! 
If you are ready to try.... I can show you how this can fit into any lifestyle!! 
Let's DO THIS!! 

Have you been on the fence with Shakeology? Maybe this is the first time you are hearing about it? Shakeology is much more than just a protein shake or meal replacement shake. Thousands of 
people experience amazing benefits and transformations every day from drinking Shakeology,
including helping with weight loss, increased energy, healthy digestion, and even reduced
cravings!! One of most exciting things for me was this year it was announced that Shakeology is now Clinically PROVEN to Change your health and your waistline!!
Check it out here !!

So adding Shakeology to my family's life for the past 3 years is clinically proven to be saving the ones I love, myself 100% perscription free, and Now YOU!! 
Even better....
In July Shakeology Comes with a 3 day Refresh Challenge Pack for just $10 more! 
You are guaranteed to lose 3 to 10 pounds and 3 or more inches in just 3 days!
SAY HELLO to the 3 DAY REFRESH!! 

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WHAT IS THE 3-DAY REFRESH™?
The 3-Day Refresh is a scientifically designed program that helps you
fast-track your weight loss, kick-start healthy eating, and get a clean
break from bad nutrition habits. 3-Day Refresh is a simple, straightforward
program that will help cleanse your body and improve the way you feel—
without starving yourself. Unlike juice cleanses or liquid fasts which tend
to be high in sugar and low in protein (leaving you feeling weak, hungry,
and sluggish), this easy-to-follow program helps support your metabolism
while nourishing your vital organs.
For 3 days you’ll follow a program of 3 shakes a day, a fiber drink, plenty
of filtered water, plus a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy
fats throughout the day to keep your energy and metabolism going.
WHY REFRESH?
Maybe you feasted like a king or queen over the weekend, and want get
back on track. Perhaps you simply just want to lose that last bit of annoying
pudge. Maybe you used to eat healthy but little by little you fell off the
wagon and now are ready to climb back on. It’s also possible you’ve never
had a healthy diet but you’re finally ready to start. Sometimes you want to
quickly drop a few pounds for an upcoming social event. Or perhaps you’re
kick-starting a new workout program and want to shift into high gear right
away. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re ready for a few days of clean eating just
because it’s the right thing to do.
Whatever your “maybe” may be, we all have those times when we want to
get our nutrition on track—and that’s what the 3-Day Refresh is all about.
This program is the easiest way to break the cycle of bad eating habits
while creating new ones, conquer your cravings, flatten your stomach, feel
lighter and more energized, sleep more soundly, detoxify your body, and
dramatically improve the way you feel—ALL WITHOUT STARVING!**

Check it out HERE!!
Order NOW!! Click HERE 

And Last But Not Least PiYO!!! 
Check out my Teammate Miguel's Results in the PiYO test group!! 
Hear from him in the video below!! 
AMAZING!! 
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After falling down the stairs and messing up my back then knee, I am sooooo excited for this workout!! Have you seen it?? 
Check it out Here
YOU SAVE $70 on this Challenge pack in July!! 
Order NOW!! Click HERE



Ok now you see why this SUMMER IS going to SIZZLE!! 
I am setting up closed private groups for accountability and support!! 

If you want to focus on Nutrition and aren't ready to add a workout the my Summer Lifestyle Makeover is for you!! We will start with the 3 Day Refresh Challenge and continue the learning with everything you need to change your outlook on the way you view food!! I am NOT on a DIET!! I HATE that word!! I eat to live and I can teach you some pretty amazing ways to eat healthy!! Food should taste good and I am a foodie!! I lOVE to eat!! And I eat a ton! 
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I also plan to add a workout to my day with PiYO and I am running a Test Group on this new program! Not only do we have a chance to WIN $500 for our amazing 60 day Transformation I will help you find the motivation to push play each day!! I also had the chance to review the meal guide and I have some awesome ways for you to learn how to see results faster!! 
80% of your results will come from what you eat!! 80%!! 
I will guide you with that!! 
We will create and share meal plans in the group! New Recipes, and everything you need to end this 60 day challenge with a BANG!! 

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We will Start PiYO on the 14th so don't delay!! This Challenge group is filling up fast already!! 
Are we friends on Facebook yet?? If not click here and feel free to send me a friend request!! Shoot me a message and let me know you saw my invite here!! I post motivation and meal ideas daily! My health is a BIG part of my life, as well as my career!! 
Ok ARE YOU READY??? 
Can't Decide?? 
Fill out this Application and I will guide you to the support that is right 
for you right now with a free consultation!! 






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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Yummy Crispy Quinoa Bake

Crispy Quinoa Bake


ingredients
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup onion, diced (about 1 medium)
1//2 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup zucchini, cubed (about 2 small)
1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 lime, juiced
Salt
2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
Place the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and rinse thoroughly with cool water for at least two minutes. Drain. In a medium saucepan, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the quinoa and cook, stirring, for about one minute. The quinoa should begin to dry out and pop a bit. Add the chicken stock. Stir and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally until soft, about 7 minutes. Add garlic and zucchini and cook 3 more minutes.

Fluff the quinoa with a fork and place it in a large bowl. Add onion mixture, beans, green chiles, tomatoes, corn, cumin, oregano, chili powder, lime juice, and salt to taste. Mix thoroughly and transfer to prepared baking dish. Bake 30 minutes, top with cheese, and bake 10 minutes more or until melted and just beginning to brown.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Learn From a Star Diamond Beachbody Coach If This Business Is Right For You!!

Change, learn, grow

VISION. BELIEF. TRUST. DEDICATION. COMMITMENT


Sara Stakeley, Star Diamond Coach


These are all words that I use on a daily basis.  I use these words with myself, with my customers and with my team of coaches.  Everything we do in life is based on knowing what the end result is going to be.  We evaluate every decision we need to make by looking at all the angles, analyzing the risks involved and then going with the safest option.  Why do we always go with the safest option?  I think a lot of times its the option that everyone else takes, it's the one that no one will question what you are doing, you won't be criticized or questioned for your decision!  But over the past 3 years I have found that if you want to do EXTRAORDINARY THINGS then you have to be willing to put the EXTRA in ORDINARY!


Sara Stakeley

If you sat me down 3 years ago and said Sara you are going to be a successful Coach in Beachbody I would of laughed at you!   I would of said, "Man that would be awesome!"  but I wouldn't of thought it was possible.  When my everyone told me that this was a waste of my time, what if I would have listened?!  What if I didn't write the first blog post, share my transformation story, post my recipes EVERY SINGLE DAY!  What if I didn't teach you how to plan your meals?!  Every decision that I have made over the past 3 years have shaped my life, my personality and ultimately have attracted all of you to this point right now!  Did I know it was going to be like this.....NO!!!!! 

But did it lead me on the most fulfilling journey of my life?!?!  HELL YEAH!!!!!! 

I know that not everyone is meant to be a Beachbody Coach but what if you are?!  What if you are sitting here right now wondering what it would be like to help other people reach their health and fitness goals?  What if you could be just like me!!!! 

A BARTENDER
A TEACHER
A SKIN TECH or HAIR DRESSER 
A MOM
A DAD
A FULL TIME EMPLOYEE
A CEO
A STAY AT HOME MOM
A WIFE
A DAUGHTER
A TEACHER
A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
A LAWYER
A SALESPERSON
A BUSINESS MAN
A WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS STORY

Bottom line A real person with a HEART OF GOLD that wants to see others succeed!

That is all you need!  But then if you have drive to be successful now comes the HOW?!?!  How do I do it?!


Well, that is not for you to worry about!  That is where I come into play!  When I started as a coach there was no road map, no coach apprenticeship program, Emerald to Diamond Group or Leadership Team!  There was just a team of coaches trying by trial and error to get the perfect system in place!  Now I have tried and tested my own system for training coaches and because I didn't give up, didn't let a little obstacle get in my way I am here!

New Coach to 2 Star in 1 year, then 2 Star Diamond coach with a team of coaches in 2 1/2 years!  Currently a coach in the network with the fastest growing team in the company!  I am literally a Jack of all trades, Skintech from Pittsburgh with a passion for helping others!  When you write it out there it sounds crazy.  I mean seriously I know you are thinking I paid someone to get here or had some help along the way!  But I can tell you 100% cross my heart I did this on my own! 


Beachbody Coach


You might not have a dream of being a Star Diamond Coach, but you might just want to make a difference in this world! If that is you, then I invite you on a journey for the next 5 days to just explore the opportunity!  What is coaching? How can I make money at this?  How can I possibly juggle coaching and all my other bazillion responsibilities and commitments?!!

Well let me show you the way!  Let me show you how you could take a little something EXTRA and make it EXTRAORDINARY!!!!

Do you have 5 days?  10 minutes a day?!  Starting June 30th for 5 days you can log into an online closed group and hear from different coaches on my team including myself how they have made Beachbody work for their lives!  You have online call with the Top Coach in Beachbody!! You will also have access to me to ask questions about the business and see if it truly is a good fit for you! 

I have an exclusive business opportunity for you if you are ready and willing!  Do you accept the challenge?!

If so......

Click this link to join the group!

Make sure you send me a friend request on Facebook and a message to let me know that you would like to be a part of the sneak peak group!!!!
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Are you ready to change your health.... FOR GOOD!!!


Challenge, Beachbody Coach, Health, in home fitness, personal trainer, clean eating, experienced clean eater, Sara Stakeley, Sarastakeley.com,

Do you need some help staying motivated and accountable to your health and fitness goals? 
Do you want to lose weight but don't know where to start?
Are you the type of person that needs someone constantly telling you what to do so you do it?
Do you enjoy working out with others?
Do you just want to maintain your body and learn how to eat healthier?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then sign up for a FREE beachbody account and choose me as your coach. I will help you choose the fitness program that is right for you, help you develop a healthy meal plan to increase your energy and weight loss and provide you with encouragement and motivation to get through the long process of getting fit and staying healthy for life!



Why am I a coach?  I decided to become a coach in December of 2011 because I had started my fitness journey with P90X and my beachbody coach had provided me with motivation and accountability to get fit and change my life.  I lost 30lbs doing P90X and have been able to lose over 70 pounds with in home fitness and challenge groups!! 
I have learned so much about eating healthy and exercise that I wanted to share my journey with others.  I have so much information that I need to help others with their struggles.  Now I look back and can't believe how far I came.  There were days that I didn't think I could do it anymore and I wanted to give up.  But because of my beachbody support group and coach I kept pushing through and pushing play each day.  I would hit plateau's in my weight loss but with the help of my group I didn't give up.  I eventually reached my goal after 90 days!  I became a coach because I wanted to order Shakeology and wanted to get the discount.  Oh and did I mention you get a 25% discount on all Beachbody products...BONUS!  Once I started drinking Shakeology everyday the weight fell off even faster.  I started telling other people about what I was doing and voila....I was encouraging others to try Shakeology and the fitness programs.  I started blogging and posting daily motivational tips on facebook and people were interested in what I was doing.  I started to see that I was having a positive influence on others and I wanted more.  I was not only doing my workouts each day to better myself and my health but now I knew that others were watching and I had to stay accountable, I couldn't fall off the horse because I don't want to let others down.  It became a way of life, eating clean and exercising and now I wouldn't even think of it any other way.  It's amazing that I couldn't even go 1 day without cheating with food and now I can go an entire week and not cheat once.  I also decided to be a coach because I could definately use the extra income, a commission based salary at the Spa can be  limiting at times.   Now being a beachbody coach has allowed me to work at home, and travel all while earning extra income.  
I am so passionate about what I am doing and I love waking up early every morning to do my workouts and provide my followers with healthy eating tips and exercise information.  People always tell me they can't believe I am doing this for free, but YES I absolutely love helping other people so free is always better.  I feel like people are always hesitant to pay for something until they have tried it or see that other people have gotten results.  


Well I am a walking talking P90X  commercial.
Transformation with Team Beachbody



What is Beachbody?  Beachbody is a company that creates high quality fitness programs and nutritionals to help people get fit and live a healthier lifestyle.  They are working one day at a time to end the trend of obesity in America!  They have created programs such as Piyo, The 21 Day Fix, Insanity, P90X3, Focus T25, Brazil Butt Lift, TurboFire, Chalene Xtreme and many more.  


What is the Beachbody Challenge????



Check out this clip below to see what Beachbody has to offer.  Beachbody also creates a wonderful little meal replacement drink called Shakeology which is helping people around the world to eat healthy and lose weight by replacing one meal a day with a shake. Shakeology is the number one healthiest meal replacement on the market. It is all natural and gluten free and is proven to reduce your cholesterol, fight cravings, increase proper digestion and give you more energy. It has helped me lose weight, become 100% prescription free and I feel great! It is clinically proven to reduce cravings, regulate blood sugar, and balance cholesterol I don't crave sweets and I never hit that afternoon slump where I want to put my head down and go to sleep. I used to nap everyday and now I have energy to take care of my family and be the best I can be!



If you have health issues such as PCOS, high blood pressure, diabetes ect.. then Shakeology can help you improve your health condition and get you moving again!  Message me to find out how Shakeology can transform your life forever or visit http://myshakeology.com/sarastakeley2


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Thursday, June 19, 2014

11 Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Condiments





A bowl full of Ketchup
Condiments are probably the unsung heroes of many of your favorite meals. After all, what is a hamburger without a little something sweet or savory spread on the bun? The trouble is, some condiments can also be the secret villains when it comes to being healthy and getting the results you want. Many are high in unhealthy fats and calories and some are spiked with loads of added sugar (in the form of high fructose corn syrup), artificial ingredients, and salt.
But, all is not lost. Though you'll always want to double-check the ingredient list for anything weird, some condiments are usually healthy. Those include mustard, wasabi, and hot sauce. For those that aren't (we're looking at you ketchup), we found a few store-bought products that make the cut (click here to see the beachbody list.)
However, making your own tasty condiments is easy and fast. And most can be made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen! Plus, you'll see to it that every ingredient you add is natural and that there isn't anything in your "special sauce" that doesn't belong.
Try these 11 simple recipes for our favorite homemade condiments. Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know!

Ketchup

The ketchup industry tried to reinvent their product as a health food by advertising that it contains the antioxidant lycopene. They were hoping we'd ignore the fact that it still usually contains high fructose corn syrup and mysterious "natural" flavoring. Sorry, but we're not buying that squeeze bottle. Our good, old-fashioned ketchup recipe uses tomato sauce, vinegar, and a little coconut sugar or maple syrup. Want to come up with your own variation? Try adding curry or allspice!

Chipotle Ketchup

Chipotle ketchup is all the rage in upscale burger restaurants or "gastropubs." Now you can make this spicier version of classic ketchup at home. Serve with burgers, meatloaf, or baked sweet potato wedges.

Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing has a reputation for being liberally poured on everything from salads to French fries to pizza. But have you ever read the label? A modest serving of 2 tablespoons will add 145 calories and 15 grams of fat to your otherwise healthy salad. Low fat and nonfat versions typically have extra salt, sugar, and artificial ingredients. Use our recipe to make a healthier and better-tasting version from scratch that has only 30 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving. It's made from a blend of dried spices that you can store, so whipping up a new batch of dressing takes seconds. Bonus: you can use the spice blend to season meat or as a delicious seasoning for corn on the cob.

Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a vibrant green sauce from Argentina made from crushed garlic and fresh parsley or cilantro. Then, all of those ingredients are submerged in olive oil. Our recipe uses less olive oil and has only 25 calories per serving. It's my favorite topping for grilled fish and it takes any sandwich to another level. Try a spoonful on cooked veggies!

Pesto

Once you've tasted our recipe for Homemade Basil and Walnut Pesto, you won't want to buy packaged sauce again. It adds fresh, basil flavor to pastas, vegetables, and makes any sandwich taste gourmet. If you're feeling fancy, try making it with a mortar and pestle instead of a food processor. It'll give your pesto an even brighter flavor and silkier texture. Our recipe is fresh and healthy, but pay attention to the amount you're using. One serving adds 82 calories to your meal.

Thousand Island Dressing

Like Ranch, Thousand Island dressing is not typically friendly to your waistline. It has a whopping 11 grams of fat and 111 calories in each serving. And, it's easy to go overboard. With our recipe, you can spread it on your burgers and dress your salads without guilt, as it's just 72 calories per serving. Grab a handful of baby carrots and you've got a healthy snack!

Tzatziki

This versatile Greek yogurt sauce tastes as cool as the cucumbers it's made from. Using nonfat yogurt makes it much lighter than traditional tzatziki and fresh mint and dill give our recipe extra zing. Try it on grilled meats, spicy foods, or use it to wake up your baked potatoes!

Chunky Salsa

Salsa is said to be America's most popular condiment and it's easy to understand why. (Sorry, ketchup.) It tastes great on just about everything, from eggs to fish to turkey burgers. When tomatoes are in season, nothing beats homemade salsa. Make it as mild or spicy as you like by adding diced jalapeño or serrano chilies!

Guacamole

Guacamole, it's not just for chips! I'll be the first to admit, I have a guacamole addiction. I'll put it on my whole grain toast in the morning with egg whites, dip raw veggies in it in the afternoon, and eat it with beans and rice for dinner. Avocados are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid, which gives you shiny hair, youthful skin, and helps your brain function. Our recipe adds spicy chili peppers!

Homemade Hummus

Did you know that you can whip up a bowl of deliciously smooth hummus in under 5 minutes, and it'll taste even better than the stuff that comes in a plastic tub from the grocery store? Made from garbanzo beans, tahini (sesame paste), and freshly squeezed lemon, hummus is as healthy as condiments get! It is high in calories, but it's also nutritionally dense and has 3.5 grams of protein per 1/4 cup. Bring it as a healthy snack to your next party, spread it on sandwiches and wraps, or use it to make these delicious Deviled Eggs.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Tangy mustard and sweet honey make a perfect pair. Bottled honey mustard sauce can have extra artificial sweeteners and preservatives, and be high in fat. Our recipe keeps it super simple and fat free. Drizzle this sauce on salads, sandwiches, and when you're craving something crunchy, try it with these Chicken Fingers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Super Excited for Coach Summit 2014 with Team Evolve!!

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It's Official in less than 24 hours I will be surrounded by 10,000 Beachbod Coaches!! 
I LOVE Beachbody Coach Summit!! 
It is awesome to work from home with Beachbody but when we get to celebrate Success with Everyone in Vegas each year.... AWESOME!! 
This will be my third trip to summit and each year I come back refreshed and renewed!! 
We have a ton to celebrate this year with Team Evolve!! 
Never in my wildest dreams did I think losing weight would lead to all of this!! 
I get to change lives with health and fitness, but I also get to change family's income, bring home overworked Mom's and Dad's, and alleviate the financial burdens of so many that just stay diligent to change lives for a living!! 

Coach Sumitt 2014

We don't work hard for Success we work diligent!! 
End the Trend!! 
~ Coach Stakeley (star diamond coach,and creator of Team Evolve.)



 
Here is my Very first trip in 2012 as a BRAND NEW COACH !! 

I am so excited to have with me some of the top coaches on my team!! 
Here are two to name a few!! 

Angie Bates~ 
Pcos, Beachbody coach, coaching, Team Evolve, part time job, Full time Job, Summer job, make income from home, Travel for work, Beachbody Summit 2014, Sara Stakeley, Sarastakeley.com,

ACE certified personal trainer
ACE certified group fitness instructor
Certification in Sport Nutrition
Certification as a coach for Healthy lifestyles and weight management

Angie (My Sister) has been coaching with beachbody for 2 1/2 years and she is certified in the NEW to Beachbody PiYo workouts!! As well as Turbo Kick, P90X and many other group fitness programs!! 
She has been able to change lives in the gym and online ALL Over the US!! 
I am super proud of her success this year as a Coach and She has BIG GOALS for this year, so watch out!! 
As a Coach I am so blessed to be able to share this business and experience with my baby Sister!! 





Teresa Monaco
Pcos, Beachbody coach, coaching, Team Evolve, part time job, Full time Job, Summer job, make income from home, Travel for work, Beachbody Summit 2014, Sara Stakeley, Sarastakeley.com,

Wife, Mother of 3, with a Full time out of the house career and Beachbody Business!! 


She is driven and hard working! She has been able to change her health, the health of her family, and many of her customers in challenge groups!! She is well on her way to achieving success financially and with all her BIG Dreams!! 
Check out her Husband Dan's Transformation!! 

Dan Monaco
Dan Monaco

In this business I get to meet so many awesome people from all over the US and Canada!! Many of my closest friends and I will be reunited over this next week!! 
Pcos, Beachbody coach, coaching, Team Evolve, part time job, Full time Job, Summer job, make income from home, Travel for work, Beachbody Summit 2014, Sara Stakeley, Sarastakeley.com,

I am thankful each day for all of them and the many blessings this business has given me. 
Financial Freedom to travel
My Health!! Down 70 pounds with Beachbody workouts and Shakeology
100% perscription free for over 2 years from PCOS!! 
The ability to say I love what I do, and the excitement I have for living each day!! 
Independence!! I work at achieving goals to better my life,
not the life of someone else's Dreams!! My DREAMS!! 
I am A Beachbody Coach!! 
Here's Why I am a Beachbody Coach!! 


Don't Miss Out Next Year!


  • Insider training tips from top Coaches
  • Surefire systems to skyrocket your business
  • Awe-inspiring workouts with celebrity trainers
  • Beachbody's biggest cash giveaways of the year
  • New Beachbody® product debuts and Summit-only specials
Team Evolve
Team Evolve Coaches 

Apply Now to be apart of Team Evolve!! 
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Have you ever thought about the effects of food on the skin?

Memorial Day weekend brought barbecues, picnics and beach parties, which means that despite summer's official start on June 21, the season is already underway for many of us. But before you toss back more hot dogs, chips or beer, think about how it might affect how you look and feel -- and no, we don't mean your waistline.
"It's not just the sun that can age your skin," Paula Simpson, a biochemist and holistic nutritionist who specializes in supplement formulation for skin health, told HuffPost. "Diet influences skin at the cellular level, and since skin is our largest organ, it's also the first to show nutrient deficiency."
In order to keep a healthy glow inside and out this season, Simpson stresses eating well and hydrating correctly (in addition to slathering on sunscreen, of course). Read on for her list of foods that will help you look and feel your best all summer long.
1. Watermelon 
watermelon
This symbol of summer is around 90 percent water, which hydrates the body. "It's loaded with vitamin C, which is required for healthy collagen production," Simpson said. Its antioxidant properties make it "a free radical scavenger," she says, which helps prevent signs of aging.
2. Berries
berries
Fresh produce like blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are delicious in their prime, but Simpson really loves them because they're packed with antioxidants, which can protect skin from the damaging effects of the sun.
3. Pineapple 
pineapple
Along with vitamins and minerals, this tropical fruit contains bromelain, thought to fight inflammation. Lessening inflammation may bring some comfort for people with sunburns, Simpson says.
4. Citrus Fruits
orange grapefruit lemon
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes -- name a citrus fruit and it's probably good for your skin, says Simpson. Their vitamin C and amino acids, like proline and lysine play a role in collagen production, which can keep skin looking young.
5. Cucumber
cucumber
We've all seen cucumber used to relieve puffy eyes, but Simpson points out you should be consuming cukes for healthy skin, too. Cucumbers are mostly water, so they hydrate and replenish the body and skin.
6. Tomatoes
tomatoes
Simpson calls tomatoes "the perfect food to protect skin cells," thanks to theirlycopene, which not only promotes collagen production but also fights off fine lines and wrinkles.
7. Dandelion Greens
dandelion greens
'Tis the season for salads, and if dandelion greens aren't already a part of your mix, they should be, notes Simpson. You'll get more than your daily dose of vitamins A and K, as well as a good deal of collagen-producing C. It's also used for skin conditions like acne and eczema, according to WebMD.
8. Salmon 
salmon
Seafood by the beach is a popular treat this time of year, and Simpson suggests ordering salmon if you want your skin to appear dewy and plump. The omega-3 fatty acids in the fish are a key component of how skin cells regulate oil production.
9. Coconut Water
coconut water
Instead of reaching for sugar-laden sports drinks, Simpson encourages getting electrolytes from coconut water. "It supports youthful and supple skin," she says, thanks to it's hydrating powers and its hearty dose of potassium, which can help deliver more nutrients and oxygen to the skin by boosting circulation, Prevention reported.
What's on your summer menu? Tell me in the comments below!