Enjoy yourself, don’t destroy yourself this holiday weekend! We all love to celebrate with food, family and friends, that’s why, I plan for the exceptional foods and I also formulate a plan to protect my metabolic health too. Here are my top tips and links to recipes!
"Catch carbohydrates” with the net of protection fiber makes inside your belly. That’s why I eat fiber filled foods first. Then I’m better protected from blood sugar spikes and fat storage.
The best carb-catcher appetizers, can either be cooked outside in a smoker or on the grill. Alternatively they can also be roasted in the oven too.
Restaurants often serve a salad prior to an entrée. Here are my favorite HIGH-FIBER salads, I plan to make the Brussel Sprout Salad for our weekend BBQ!
See the "special occasion" section for more salad recipes. I have at least 3 more that are amazingly tasty and popular, but not "fiber filled" in the same way.
Consider serving side-dishes as appetizers or the first course! Not hosting? Offer to bring a fiber-filled food. And even if you can't choose when it's served, you can still decide to eat the fiber-filled foods first.
Salty snacks are always popular, no matter when they're served. After dinner, they are a great alternative to sweets for the guests who prefer salty snacks instead.
Get my tips on Popcorn in this quick-tip video. Plus 6 Ways to Make Healthier Popcorn I buy and links with photos and I reveal why I quit store-bought microwave popcorn in this LIVE, you can watch on replay!
Get my tips on Chips! Learn what I buy and why! Watch the videos I made about the healthy imposter chips to avoid and the kind of potato chips I buy and tortilla chips I buy and why. After watching those three videos, you’ll know what to look for at your local grocery!
Protect against weekend weight-gain by listening to my podcast Episode 21, called Weekend Destroyer and Episode 2 for Vacations & Holidays. I also give more tips in the “Real Life Strategies” section in the Member’s Video Library, where you can learn more about “Exceptions & Indulgences” and a deep-dive video for Members on how to survive “Vacations & Holidays”.