Quick Tips for a Healthy 4th of July

Some people stress about it, some don’t. If you are dieting and trying to change you lifestyle this summer, don’t let the 4th of July celebration hinder you from getting results. All in all, it’s just ONE day. Just make sure on the 5th of July you get back into routine. Don’t turn the day of the 4th into the week of the 4th! 

1. Be active! Focus on fun activities you can do. Play with your kids, spend time with family, go for a walk. Shift the focus from FOOD to FUN.

2. If you are going to a cookout or a get-together, drink plenty of water prior, eat a snack before you go or offer to bring a healthy dish for everyone.
3. During the meal, choose to eat your veggies first then you lean proteins before the “fun” food. Eat off a smaller plate and wait 15-20 minutes before going back for more.
4. Drink alcohol in moderation and use water or diet soda as a mixer. Fruity drinks can add calories fast! Keep water in your hand at all times. A good rule of thumb is one bottle of water per alcoholic drink! 
Have a great holiday! 
 – Josh