The unofficial start to summer is finally here!  Memorial Day Weekend is already behind us and there are many more weekends ahead filled with outdoor parties and summer BBQs.  It’s the perfect season to GET HEALTHY!

Don’t let the summer weekends ruin your healthy eating plan. You’re doing so “good” during the week; then the weekend comes, and you blow it.  Sound familiar? Many of my clients report this happens to them. They stick closely to their healthy eating plan during the week and then overdo it with junk food, restaurant meals, and alcohol from Friday through Sunday.

It’s no surprise that this eating pattern will sabotage your efforts to improve your health and weight. This pattern of overeating tends to include too much food containing unhealthy refined carbs, saturated fats, sodium, and calories – and not enough fruits, veggies, and fiber.

KEEP A FOOD LOG. One simple solution to help you stay on track over the weekends is to write down everything you eat and drink.  Commit to it. Be diligent and don’t skip anything.

This doesn’t mean that you need to deprive yourself. If you want to indulge a bit on the weekend, go for it. Just do it mindfully. Plan your indulgence, enjoy it thoroughly, and then add it to your food log.   This accountability will help you stick to the plan.  For a greater degree of accountability, share your food records with someone. It can be a huge motivation to eat healthy when you know that your healthy eating buddy (or nutritionist!) is going to be reviewing your food log.

Don’t have a healthy summer eating plan?  I’d be happy to help you with that!  Give me a call so we can set up a time to meet.  Learn the best nutrition for weight management. Together we will create an eating plan for a FUN and HEALTHY summer.

Meanwhile, check out this Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabob recipe for your next weekend BBQ.

Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz, MS, RD 


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