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Summer Tips - How to Eat Healthy at a BBQ

By Jenny Craig

We all know how hard it is to stay on track and fight temptations at social events and BBQ’s when you're following a weight loss plan (hot dogs and ice cream, anyone?). Since summer is finally here, we have some great tips that will ensure you make it through the season with your weight loss plan unscathed.

Master BYOB

By taking your own drinks, like this delicious mint julep mocktail, you won’t be tempted to indulge in the calorie-laden alcoholic drinks. While you’re at it, take some veggies to grill on the barbecue and other Fresh and Free Additions so you know you will have options. 


Stick to the green

If you can’t take your own Jenny Craig foods, stick to greens, garden salads and avoid creamy potato and pasta salads. Swap rich desserts for fresh berries and summer fruits – think watermelon, passion fruit and strawberries!

Don’t go hungry

If possible, eat a healthy meal or snack beforehand. Some of our favorite snacks include carrot sticks and a small amount of nuts, apple slices and a teaspoon of nut butter or an apple with low-fat string cheese. If you're following the Jenny Craig program, try to either eat your meal before you go to the party, or bring a snack with you to enjoy. You can always enjoy lots of veggies and sparkling water while at the event. Eating something before you go to a summer BBQ can help you avoid feeling hungry and tempted by the party foods.

Be prepared 

Go in prepared with the Polite, Reason, Polite tactic. It allows you to have a cordial way to say no when friendly peer pressure occurs. For other ideas, talk to your consultant for a plan of attack for the day. 

Edited by Elisa - Jenny Craig

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