It is the 4th of July weekend. Everyone thinks of fireworks this weekend, and everyone thinks of food as well. It goes hand in hand. It is time to BBQ, and eat... eat... eat, then blow things up. I have always struggled with controlling my food choices during the holidays. I think it is because most of my holiday memories is centered around food. We plan the activities around the meals.
This has always been the case for my family. So the thought of going to my family BBQ this Monday and not loading up my plate with ribs and all the other goodness that will be there does make me a little sad. I posted something like this on my facebook wall before I started this post, and a new friend of mine, Shannon, reminded me of why I am doing this and reminded me to have a plan for the weekend. (Also, Shannon is a rock star. She ran a 50 miler this weekend with her husband and a few others from Nixa Running. She did it to raise money to fight diabetes. Very cool person!)
So I will eat a few of the things I love, but just a bit, or just one. I know if I don't, I will be angry about it later. I need to go into it with a plan and listen to my body. Stop when I am satisfied, not full. Eat more veggies and healthy options.
What do you do to help you make smart food choices during the holidays? We all need to stick together on this one.