Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer of Drinking and BBQ

A lot of parties going on in the summer. But pace yourself, because they'll be going on all summer.

As for alcahol, one hard night of drinking can ruin a weeks worth of exercising. Is it worth it?Look for a low calorie beer, and keep it to a minimum.

At BBQ's I always go for the grilled chicken and try to stay light to almost no BBQ sauce on it. That high sugar sauce add's up quick. Try to keep away from the hotdogs as well.

I know you're going to have cheat meals, just make sure you've working hard with me in the gym, and eating well all week. That way you've earned it.

To help you out I even made a great snack you can eat that tastes so good you'll think you're having a cheat meal.

Vanilla, Fruit & Yogurt Parfait
: While most people think of yogurt as a simple snack food or addition to your lunch, it can make a great tasting and nutritious lunch by itself. Be aware that fruit flavored yogurts are either loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners, and you want no part of either one.

This recipe provides plenty of high quality protein, probiotics, healthy fats, fiber, and berries to keep you full until dinner!

• 6-8oz 2% plain Greek yogurt or whole-fat regular yogurt
• ½ to 1 scoop Vanilla Prograde Protein
• ½ to 1 tbsp milled flax or chia seeds
• 1 to 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
• ½ to 1 cup fresh or frozen berries of choice

Directions: Mix the protein powder and seeds in with the yogurt until evenly distributed. Add in fruit and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top. For women use the smaller portion sizes, for men the larger. Makes 1 serving.



Egg White Omelette with Spinach, Onions

Cup of Oatmeal with cinammon, pumpkin pie spice

Bottle of Water


1 Cup of Cottage Cheese

Yam Muffin

Bottle of Water

Grilled Chicken Wrap with Spinach, Peppers
Brown Rice
Bottle of Water

Final Thoughts:
Saying no at the party can be tough. Seeing everyone enjoying themselves, eating what they want, knowing you used to do the same. Then look at everyone elses body, think about your old body. The same reason you're holding back and not eating like them is the same reason you're getting the body you've always wanted. Also, beware of friends trying to sabatage you. Happens all the time.

This Blogs Tip:
MGD 64 won the vote for best tasting low calorie beer. If feeling social pressure just carry a bottle of beer next the whole time, that usually shuts people up from telling you to drink more.

Next Blog:
More summer eating tips.


  1. You will never see me eat a hotdog, I promise. Those are considered Dog Food in my opinion.

    Love the "Final Thoughts" - so true. Peeps with flabby bods don't want to be alone in their pudginess :) It's so difficult when they put the food pressure on those of us who are mindful of what we consume.

  2. That's funny because my Grandma almost only feeds her dogs with hot dogs. She says they don't like dog food.

    You have to watch your friends and what they can do to you. "Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are."-Miguel de Cervantes