Quick Tip #1: How do I survive all not overdoing at summer BBQ's?
1. Bring a ColorFUEL dish with you and share it with friends and family. You may find some converts along the way! While doing your best to have lean proteins, whole grains and lots of extra veggies, save some room to enjoy a treat too! Non-fat frozen yogurt topped with berries is a delicious way to enjoy something sweet without the not-so-sweet results.
Quick Tip #2: How to eat more veggies
Have you ever gone to bed on Sunday night and said, "tomorrow, I will eat better by eating more vegetables." Then Monday arrives and oh how quickly we've forgotten our self promise. Don't beat yourself up, let's make it easy. Instead of feeling the pain of cutting up all your own veggies, skip that step and go right for the veggie tray at your favorite grocery store. They're all cut up, clean and ready to eat. Yes, this option is a little more expensive, so it's up to you decide, is it worth it? We think so!
Quick Tip #3: Dining Out
Yes, you can go out to eat. Eating healthy does not mean being confined to your home. It just means we owe it ourselves and our goals to order our food how WE would like it. Start off with looking at lean proteins that are grilled vs. sauted, baked (usually means extra stuff added) and stuffed. Ask for dressing on the side. Look at the menu and see if based on the ingredients they carry, you can create your own dish. Many restaurants understand that people have specific needs when dining out and are happy to serve you. Additionally, many chain restaurants have specialized healthy options on their menus. Don't be afraid to order how you want, you'll be so glad you did!