We often go all out here in Canada for the final “unofficial” weekend of the summer. Thus, the Labor Day long weekend is often fraught with a full lineup of cocktails, barbecues, pot lucks, and campfires with s’mores. Rich drinks and eats may go hand in hand with fireworks and long weekend celebrations, but they can pose disastrous to all of your healthy eating goals.
Here’s how you can take part in the weekend festivities while avoiding all the Labor Day weekend dietary landmines…
Be Active as Much as Possible
Long weekends beckon us to sunbathe on the beach with a book or swing all day in a hammock with a bottomless pitcher of cocktails. But remember, you are in control of your own weekend…the key word being “control.” So take it and find every excuse to be active.
If you plan to enjoy a piece of granny’s peach pie at dinner, go for a run or a long hike on the beach in the afternoon, or swim and paddle board before your meal. Be sure to have a healthy snack to prepare yourself for the picnic, BBQ cookout, and pot luck dinners so you don’t arrive completely ravenous and eat everything in sight.