Think you have to abandon your healthy eating goals the next time you go to a BBQ?
Healthy eating is not a diet, it's a way of living. It's entirely possible to enjoy a summer BBQ while staying on track with your commitment to yourself and your health. The same steps apply whether you are eating at home, or enjoying a night out with family and friends.
Step 1: Scan and plan.
Step 2: Look for veggies to fill up at least 1/2 of your plate (start with these first) - salads, slaws, grilled veggies.
Step 3: Next, plan to fill about 1/4 plate of protein (not difficult to find at a BBQ!) - burgers, chicken, fish, steak, hot dog or ribs.
Step 4: The last 1/4 of the plate is for those calorie dense carbs - potato and macaroni salads, corn on the cob, buns.
By filling your plate in this way, you load up on the most nutrient dense choices first, but also give yourself permission to enjoy from everything available. It's a win/win!
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