With Memorial Day approaching, grilling, warm weather, and even outdoor fun is on the horizon!
Though it can sometimes be challenging to stay on track during the summer season, there are plenty of fresh, healthy choices available and by having a plan for every special occasion, you can stay focused while enjoying yourself at the same time.
Follow these tips for the holiday weekend:
- Stick with lean proteins. Stick to lean cuts of protein like sirloin tips, flank steak, skinless chicken breast, and fish. Lean cuts are high in protein but lower in fat and calories. Make sure that whatever protein you choose is not battered and fried.
- Remember to put vegetables first. When filling up your plate, think vegetables! Skip the dip and fill up on non-starchy vegetables like salad, asparagus, broccoli, celery, and cucumbers. Non-starchy vegetables are low in calories, a great source of fiber, and should be the majority of your plate, whether cooked or raw.
- Offer to bring a healthy dish if you are attending an event, picnic, etc.
- Focus on fun activities. Instead of making food the focus of the event, have fun enjoying time together with a new activity! Make memories!
Are you thinking about making that lifestyle change but you don't know where to start? I'd love to chat and learn more about what's on your heart and in your head about your health. Reach out to me directly or you can set up a free consult here: https://mariaallshouse.com/