summer cookout foods

Can You Eat Healthy At A Party?

By | Behavior Change, Mindset, Nutrition, Uncategorized

I am going to try a new thing out to encourage more people to comment in the posts.  This is a community and we need as much participation as possible.  So I am requiring at least 20 comments in this post for my mom to do her next post which is eating healthy when dining out.  So please read this article and click the comments box at the bottom of the page!

Based off of your requests, we are going to be talking about making it through a cookout or summer party.  This can be very challenging to do, and I have to admit many times I just let myself go and use it as my cheat meal or cheat day.  One trick I use is to never drink calories at a party, and always be drinking tons of water.  I will easily drink 4 cups an hour.  This makes it a little more difficult to overeat.  I would also recommend putting all the food you are going to eat on your plate and just eat that.  The most dangerous thing is to continually be picking up handfuls of food.  It is impossible to tell portion size at that point, and you are mindlessly eating, because you are talking with others, not even thinking about what the food tastes like!

Ok, here is my moms post!

Well, almost to the middle of June already!  I am trying to make a conscious effort to truly enjoy the sun and all the green surrounding me every day and to be aware of how much we have to be thankful for and not take for granted already what we Northerners anticipate all winter long!  And along with the sun comes BBQs for all sorts of occasions,  especially the graduation open houses right now.  Shelley wrote in asking for ideas for keeping on a healthy plan while attending so many “special occasions” that offer reasons/excuses to ditch all caution and have at it.  So that is what we will discuss today instead of featuring a recipe.

I got to practice this just yesterday at SOAR at your very own UW Madison; for those of you outside of Madison, 5000 Read More