Staying fit and healthy, whilst also trying to lose weight (for those of us where this is out goal) can be difficult at the best of times. But it can become especially difficult in the summer when there's endless calorie-packed BBQ's, picnic's and gatherings!
Here's our top summer party tips to help you stay consistent with your healthy habits, without missing out on all of the fun...!
Go prepared ✅
Bring a dish?! If you're trying to stay on track all you need to do is turn up prepared and stay focused (although there's nothing wrong with a bun or white sandwiches every once in a while)! Yes you can be flexible and 'treat' yourself but if you go prepared, you're more than likely to stay on track!
Healthy BBQ choices 🍗
I do love a good BBQ; delicious food and great company! 👍🏼 Are you trying to be healthy, but stuck on what else you could cook on the BBQ this summer, aside from your standard burger and sausage? We know you may want to have unlimited sausages & burgers with a bun, but luckily for you if you're looking for an alternative, healthier option, we have created a healthy BBQ recipe guide available within our Fitness Food and Mindset membership! Check out our BBQ Summer Sizzler blog for some free recipes!
Keep Hydrated 💦
If you're outside in the summer heat, be sure to pack plenty of water in your cool bag! If water is not up to your standard party or BBQ drink, then why not enjoy a nice refreshing healthy cocktail or Pimms 😏
It is even a proper BBQ/party if you haven't played some kind of competitive family sport? Not only is it a fun way to end the day to 'burn off' some of your dinner, it will keep you away from over-indulging in snacks.
Just because your friends are hosting this weekend's BBQ and you know it is going to be calorie-packed, it doesn't mean you shouldn't go because you're worried about 'ruining your diet'!
Go prepared as much as you can, so the healthier choices are easier to make!
Or, if you really do want that white burger bun to top off your burger... then go for it - embrace the 80/20 rule (Find out more by clicking here)! One burger bun isn't going to ruin all of the hard work you've been putting into with your Results with Lucy journey.