The 4th of July is filled with family, friends, fireworks and of course, food. As the holiday weekend approaches, set yourself up for success and remember these four healthy tips to stay on track even through the long weekend:
1. Don’t skip your workout. There are 24 hours in a day and 72 hours in a long weekend which leaves plenty of time to get in a strength training circuit or interval run. Plan your time accordingly, you will feel a lot better having done something rather than nothing.
2. Extra, extra fruits and vegetables. You can’t go wrong grabbing an extra serving of fruit salad or vegetables. Research some healthy recipes and bring your own side dish to share with everyone!
3. Go for lean meats. Lean meats are a great source of protein with a lower fat content. Grilled chicken or lean steak are great options over hot dogs and hamburgers.
4. Practice moderation. Grab a smaller plate to help with portion control. Moderation is key.
Have a safe & happy 4th of July!