Bring On The BBQ (…While Saving Your Waistline)!

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It seems hard to believe but Memorial Day Weekend is here!  No doubt many of us will be attending BBQ’s over the weekend.  Summer BBQ’s and parties always present a challenge to us when we are trying to eat in a mindful manner.  Never fear…you can absolutely attend a BBQ and still save your waistline!  All it takes is a little BBQ menu navigation know-how.  As usual…I have done the research and I am going to share it with you!
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Breakfast of Champions!

Breakfast is important.  We all know that.  In fact, starting your day off by eating a nutritious breakfast can be one of your most powerful weight-management tools.  Personally, I have experimented with a wide variety of breakfast options in order to find what works best for me.  When evaluating my breakfast selection, I look for food options which will keep me satisfied through lunchtime.  Everyone is different.  For myself, I find that eating cereal leaves me feeling hungry very quickly.  I have found that my most satiating and energizing breakfasts contain a balance of carbohydrates, protein and fiber.  In fact, I eat almost the same breakfast nearly every morning…whole wheat toast with peanut butter, fresh fruit and a glass of water (pictured above).  This breakfast works well for me.  Here are some other healthy options to jump-start your day:
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Keep Happy Hour Happy: A Survival Guide


It has been a long week and the thought of heading out to Happy Hour and letting your hair down sounds like the perfect remedy.  Unfortunately, the pitfalls of Happy Hour can be many for your waistline…if you have not done your due diligence and armed yourself with the knowledge to make your smartest decisions.  Luckily, I have done your due diligence for you!  By the time that you are finished reading this, you should be ready to party like a pro sans the guilt that can follow a night out.  Continue reading