The summer holidays like Memorial Day and 4th of July are upon us. The BBQ’s and picnics can sometimes lead to breakdowns in our, otherwise healthy, eating plan.
While it’s important to have fun and socialize with friends and family, we do tend to overindulge. So, what should you do? Here are some suggestions for ways to keep up with your healthy habits while enjoying your holiday:
Continue to practice your healthy eating habits on the holiday. Do not skip meals or save calories for the party... That sets you up to overeat!!!
If you are heading to a party or picnic, offer to bring an appetizer and side dish. That way you can guarantee there will be healthy choices for you.
Be watchful of your portions and choose NOT to have the dessert! Instead, maybe bring a box of sugar free popsicles to share with the crowd.
Make sure that you do not slack off from your daily exercise routine the day of the party. Try adding brisk walks twice that day with available family members or the party-goers. Plan active activities such as bike riding or taking a hike instead of sitting around and talking or watching TV.