How you can make it through Father’s Day without gaining weight!

Before this Father’s Day weekend begins here are a few things to remember:

 

1. Remember “WHY” it is so important for you to be healthy, fit and strong. If you haven’t given it much thought beyond, “I want to lose weight”, start noodling it.

 

 

2. Celebrate Dad and enjoy some treats, but don’t go bonkers.

 

3. Plan, plan, plan. Whether you are making reservations or dinner, have some of the healthy stuff, too. Make sure you eat a minimum of 5 servings of vegetables on Saturday AND Sunday.

 

4. Eat  fruit and/or starch in the morning and lunch. It will help with sweet cravings.

 

5. Go DO something instead of revolving the day around food.

 

6. Instead of drinking a Strawberry Daiquiri or Pina Colada try these:

Strawberry Lemonade
Ingredients:
– 1 1/2 cups lemon juice (about 8-10 lemons)
– 8 cups water
– 1 cup raw honey (add more if you like sweeter lemonade)
– 1 pint strawberries, washed and stems removed

Directions:
1. Squeeze the lemon juice and prepare the strawberries.
2. Puree the strawberries in a food processor until smooth.
3. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine lemon juice, 1 cup of water, the raw honey and the strawberries. Bring just to a boil, stirring to make sure it is well combined.
4. Pour the remaining 7 cups of water into a pitcher. Add the lemon-strawberry mixture and stir to combine. Taste the lemonade to see if it needs any modifications. If too sweet, add a little more water and lemon juice. If too sour add a little more water and raw honey. If too plain add more lemon and honey.
5. Refrigerate for a few hours until chilled. Serve over ice…. or just chug it straight from the pitcher in the fridge. I wont tell anyone.

or this

Frozen Coconut Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 13.5 oz can coconut milk
  • Zest of two lemons
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • Sweetener, to taste (stevia or  use honey for Paleo)
  • 5 cups of ice

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth



Have a great weekend!