Holidays can be hell on a diet. Whether it’s endless cookies at Christmas, the whole Thanksgiving spread, or sweets from your sweetie on Valentine’s Day, it seems like there’s always an abundance of temptation surrounding the celebration. The 4th of July is one of those events that might be unexpectedly hard to navigate because it’s not necessarily top of mind as a “foodie” holiday, but the majority of the time, your meal is at the mercy of your host and/or whoever is manning the grill. But that doesn’t mean you should sit out Independence Day! With just a few mindful choices and alternative options, you can conquer the cookout – and might even bank some brownie points while you’re at it!
First and foremost, the cardinal rule for keeping yourself on track is to be mindful of what you put in your mouth. Try to stick to these tricks at your Independence Day events.