Celebrating our nation’s birth and enjoying your freedoms doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your beach-ready body. Here are some tips for enjoying the company of your friends and family while staying healthy at the BBQ:
🇺🇸 Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay cool in the heat and also help avoid overeating.
🇺🇸 Load up on vegetables: They’ll fill you up and with less calories while also providing vitamins and minerals.
🇺🇸 Fruits as dessert: Try and enjoy the simple pleasure of a watermelon wedge or fruit salad for dessert and avoid excessive sugar.
🇺🇸 Wear sunscreen: Your skin is the largest organ of your body and could use some protection if you’re going to be outdoors for a while. Sunburns are painful and dangerous.
🇺🇸 Choose your buns: Opt for whole grain buns if possible to avoid glycemic spikes or avoid the buns altogether.
🇺🇸 Hot and Cold: Make sure to cook foods to the appropriate temperatures to kill any bacteria and keep cold foods cold to avoid growing new bacteria.