Saturday, September 1, 2012

Beat The Labor Day Lbs...

Labor Day has come to be celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer... Tear :'( And in high society, it has been considered the last day of the year to get away with wearing white (I still rock my white post-LD though). Well, it's NEVER in vogue to get away with packing on the pounds over the holiday, so do your wardrobe a favor and   
check out my 4 TIPS to Beat The Labor Day Lbs:

1) Pick your Protein Prudently. Burgers and Hot Dogs are staples of any legit BBQ, BUT if you wanna cut back on calories, opt for an organic, grass-fed beef. Here's what I recommend...

BURGERS: Go for the better burger, the Applegate Great Organic Beef Burger, 100% organic, grass-fed lean beef, free of antibiotics, growth hormones, nitrites, and preservatives. ** They're low in sodium, unlike many of the leading frozen burger brands.

HOT DOGS: Go for the leaner weiner, the Applegate Great Organic Hot Dog, 100% organic, grass-fed lean beef. ** These have only 8 grams of fat compared to the average 15 grams of fat in most brands. They're high in good omega-3 fatty acids because they're made from grass-fed beef.

2) Veg Out! For the Vegetarians and Vegans out there, try these delicious Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks or a good ole Veggie Burger.

3) Hydrate with H20. Drinking a BIG glass of water before you eat a meal will help fill you up and keep you hydrated. Dehydration is often be confused for false-hunger signals.

4) 1 For 1. Drink a beer, (preferably light), then drink a glass of water. Repeat. ** Light Beer has about 103 calories per 12 oz. serving vs. Regular Beer which has about 138 calories per 12 oz. serving, according to the USDA.

BONUS: Want to impress your friends 'n' family with a kick a$$ desert that's tasty AND healthy? Try this --> American Flag Kabobs

Keep these tips in mind when you're BBQing this weekend, BUT don't let it get in the way of partying in the U.S.A!!!

Blissfully Yours,

Tatiana Ridley, CHHC, AADP