Memorial weekend is generally considered the kick-off for summer. Do you have plans that revolve around food? barbecues? potato salad? chips?
Can you make traditional dishes lighter? Yes you can. You can do a Google search and find many alternative light ingredients for high fat recipes.
Alcohol was a topic that came up this week. You can drink light beer and it is generally 1-2 points per can or bottle. You can add a bit of club soda to wine and make a spritzer for less points. The problem with alcohol isn't so much the points values it is what is does to our judgement. Will you be more apt to eat more if your a bit tipsy?
We also talked about healthy habits. (If you haven't read Book 4 for awhile it'd be great to re-read it now)
Prepare Yourself- Successful members set goals, plan their efforts, and prepare for challenging events. Make a specific plan to stay on track.
Ask for Help- What type of help may you need at the picnic or family reunion?
Who might you need to ask for help?
Take Care of Yourself- Value your needs as much as the needs of your family, work and friends. What you are doing is important!
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."~Jim Ryun