Anyone else feel a bit like a vampire when they walked outside and the sun was finally shining? Oh Man, it felt so weird but so amazing! It’s funny I don’t realize how much the sunshine really affects my mood! I love the sun and heat, and patio season! There is nothing better the patio drinks and food surrounded by good company! So, how will you survive this season and stay on track? Let me help you out!
Pick smart snacks and meals! Skip the deep-fried foods, layers of cheese, and avoid the dips! Pick foods that you have a good idea of how many calories are in them, and you still enjoy.
Choose lower-calorie cocktails! Go for vodka water, with a twist of lime! Try a margarita on the rocks vs the blended type that usually has lots of sugar! If you’re off the booze try a virgin Caesar, still refreshing but you don’t have to fall off your gains train!
Avoid eating while your drinking! Yes, I said it! Drinking while eating changes the way we metabolize our foods. If you’re going to drink alcohol while you eat I always recommend logging calories as half the calories under fats and the other half under carbs.
Avoid drinking while you’re eating so that you don’t slam the cocktails back, washing your foods down. It becomes easy to drink more then we had intended to if we are eating salty or spicy foods! Have your glass of wine before the meal and take enjoyment in the company yours with!
Eating out and enjoying the summer doesn’t have to be the reason you forget everything you have just worked so hard for. Take date night or a random night out with friends to kick back and relax but remember, if you do that 2-3 on the weekend you soon will notice things are not going in the direction you want! Lastly, if you’re really working hard to stick to the “plan” host the day on the deck, meet for coffee, pack your snacks and head to the beach. The best part of patio season is the company we are with so enjoy your company, you don’t need all the garbage to catch up with your friends!