I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread full of tips on how to make it through this weekend WITHOUT gaining weight!! It is a prime time for people to over-indulge and screw up their eating plan and slack on exercise. What's your best tip?
I will start with my tips for eating healthy at a barbecue.
If you are choosing what to grill, try grilling summer veggies! I LOVE grilled zucchini, yellow squash, onions, and sweet potatos. Just slice them 1/4" thick, lengthwise and brush with olive oil and grill til done, turning once. Asparagus is great grilled too! If you want a hot dog, get a low fat kind. Hebrew Nationals 97% fat free are great. If you want a "burger" try a Morningstar Farm or Boca burger. My favorite burger is a Gardenburger. Or grill a chicken breast, skin-on, and remove the skin before you eat it.
SKIP the chips. Have carrot and celery sticks instead. SKIP the sugary desserts and have fruit salad or watermelon instead. Drink only water or iced unsweetened tea.
And get your exercise, even if it is just a walk!
Now, I am not barbecuing. We are going on a 3-day trip, staying in a hotel with a continental breakfast (UGH!!) and spending days at museums and a zoo.
I would appreciate tips on how to stay on plan, as well as where to eat on our road trip!