Who is super excited to celebrate Labor Day! I am I am! Swimming, barbeque, family and friends, all of my favorite goodies wrapped in one day, oh joy! However when you are trying to slim down and tone up, the holidays can be kind of scary. There is always a huge amount of delicious food that is almost impossible to turn down. So I will share my tips on how to eat healthy and in moderation so you can avoid the Labor Day Overload.
After I head over to the gym actually headed over to one of my oldest friends house with my family and we plan on spending our Labor Day with them and let me tell you, my friends momma makes the best potato salad EVER. I can garuntee you that there will be some there and I will be the first one to dig into to it! I will be sure to post pics of my day later but for now you can enjoy what I made for lunch yesterday!
Edamame Quinoa Salad
|It was pretty fantastic to say the least|
- Make sure you eat throughout the day. Do not try to skimp on your other meals in anticipation of this one because you will end up being ravenous at the end of the day and are more than likely to throughout all good habits in the face of some potato salad and coleslaw.
- Not sure if there will be any healthy options? Bring some! Make some salad, fruit salad, beans, hummus, vegetable plate, or whatever healthy food you love, the more the merrier!
- Fill half of your plate with greens! Salad and veggies all the way Jose!
- Try a smaller plate. It is no surprise that we tend to go overboard with our food consumption lately so to help moderate your portions, grab a desert plate instead of the larger dinner plate. That way your measurements seem more filling as well.
- When it comes to meat, make sure it is no more than the size of a deck of cards or the palm of your hand
- Grains should be the size of your fist.
- There is usually always some sort of physical activity to partake in, if not start one. You are never to old to play tag, frisbee, kickball, football, bike, heck bring a hula hoop. Hula hoops are always a party starter :)
- Put your patty on a bed of greens instead of buns or make it an open-faced burger (one bun) that way you can enjoy the delish deserts afterwards.
- Dessert I would go with fruit in the perfect world but in the real world, I eat cake. So eat what you like, but just don’t go overboard. Get a small slice of pie or small scoop of ice cream and put some fruit on your plate as well instead of making it a humungous slice of pie and 3 scoops of blue bell.
My biggest and most IMPORTANT TIP:
Please do not lose side of what holidays are for. Remember to enjoy not just the food but the people you are spending your holiday with as well. Try not to focus on eating and enjoy chewing. Enjoy the moment. Be grateful for the wonderful things you are blessed with on a daily basis.
Have a wonderful Labor Day everyone!