Well wellll well, it's already July. Omg where does time go? I swear it was just the Xmas holiday season, lol.
Now I will admit, summertime and picnics make it so hard to stay on track. The potato salads, macaroni salads, chips and dips, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, ETC. (omg my mouth is watering, HAHA)
Here's a few tips I've mentioned before!!
Were you asked to bring something? Offer to bring a huge salad. Not only will it give you a healthy option it for others as well. Even if you weren't asked, just bring one anyway. Even a fruit salad for desert. Skip the s'mores or brownies and cookies.
Ask if you can bring a turkey dog or turkey burger for yourself to be grilled.
If you do have a burger, take off one or both parts of the bun.
Bring your water jug. Don't be tempted to drink soda and sugar drinks or sodas.
Assess the situation when you get there. Scope out the healthy foods.
The beer and liquor is full of sugar or empty calories. Skip it. It's hard but think of your long term goals.
Only fill your plate once and eat like you would eat any other meal. Focus on protein and veggies!
Maybe even eat before you go. That way you will be full and not even tempted.
As hard as it is on these days at events and picnics....you really just need to keep that mental focus. Picture your body the way you want it to look.
Put your before picture on your phone wall paper. ANYTHING to keep you focused and motivated to stick to your goals!
Hope all of you have a happy and safe andddddd healthy 4th of July!