WEBE Wellness: Staying Healthy At A Holiday Barbecue

WEBE Wellness: Staying Healthy At A Holiday Barbecue

The holiday weekend is here, and gatherings are back, so there’s a good chance you’ll be going to a barbecue – or two or three!

But how do you stay healthy when you’re tempted by hamburgers and hot dogs?

The best thing to do is come up with a plan first – if you’ve got dietary restrictions, call the party host ahead of time and see if you can bring your own proteins and sides. If not, when you’re there, look for the leaner proteins – chicken kabobs, grilled veggies, or salmon and shrimp.

And what do you wash it all down with? Sugary sodas or alcohol may help pack on the pounds, and if plain water is too boring, look for flavored water without sweeteners, and you’ll avoid extra calories.

Most important of all – have fun and be safe – so that you’ll be able to enjoy more cookouts this summer!

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