Ahhh Memorial Day Weekend…There’s nothing like the upcoming 3 day weekend to kick off the summer!
There’s a lot riding on it. And in San Diego, it’s typically sunny enough for a swim suit. AHHH bikini season has officially begun! Regardless, there will be plenty of BBQing and hanging by the pool/beach/bay with friends and family.
Whatever your weekend has in store, I do have a few skinny tips for ya…
What to DRINK?
Well, If you’re at a bar order my new FAVE skinny cocktail (or make it at home).
Ask for clear tequila (like Patron) with soda water, a splash of grapefruit juice, and extra lime. You can also garnish with cucumber and mint for a more refreshing beverage.
Tequila is one of the few liquors that is not made from a starch or grain (it’s made from the Agave plant). When combined with the lime and grapefruit, it does not cause your blood sugar to spike so it helps curb those typical late night junk food cravings.
What to EAT?
There’s a good chance you’ll be at a BBQ. So my advice? Load up on lean protein like grilled chicken, kabobs, corn on the cob, mixed green salad, and fruit salad. Or go bun-less with your burger.
Worried about having healthy options? Bring your own.
Are you hosting? Grill up my tasty basil feta turkey burgers for your guests.
Remember at a party there are typically four categories we can indulge in: booze, bread, snacks and dessert. Limit yourself to one or two of the four, but never more! For me, it will be booze and maybe dessert if it looks worth it. Sorry I’m not sorry.
It’s a party weekend and we all want to have fun, that’s for sure. But we also want to look good in our bathing suits, so be mindful. Want to avoid the dreaded belly bloat? My advice on that here.
What to DO?
Exercise! Just because it’s a holiday weekend doesn’t mean you get to be lazy. Schedule in early morning workouts on at least 2 of the days and be active as possible throughout the weekend. If you’re at a pool, get in the water! At the beach? Try stand up paddle boarding or beach cruising!
Most of all have fun, be safe, and welcome the summer season a little skinnier.
Question: What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? How do you enjoy a holiday weekend without over indulging? I’d love to hear YOUR tips!!