|One of my favorite go-to’s at summer carnivals is hand-cut fries. A little vinegar on these puppies and I am in heaven! Here is an example of 3 cupped hands of carbs. It would almost appear as 2 cupped hands of carbs, but the picture doesn’t show how deep this bowl of fries is!
When I eat this, I know how many total handfuls of carbs I have for the day, and just tally off those carbs from my remaining carbs. It’s that simple!
2. Don’t Restrict Yourself from the Good Stuff!
If there is an awesome desert you look forward to having, have it! If you don’t, you’re going to crave it now and binge on it later anyways!
Just follow the hand portion guide above, and you’ll be fine 🙂
Remember, portions is more important than quality when it comes to weight loss (or weight gain)!
3. Limit Alcohol
Alcohol is the one thing I believe you really should try to limit. It normally packs a ton of carbs (think of one drink as one handful of carbs)… so you can hit your carb limit pretty quickly. Also, when we drink we also tend to want to eat more food 🙂
Just drink some water! If you aren’t a plain water person, pre-pack some flavored sparkling water and poor it into your wine glass or solo cup at the party!
Hopefully these three tips give you some more clarity on how to navigate cookouts! Its not always easy, but you feel really great after… and the more you practice these habits, the easier it becomes!
Hope you have a great Thursday, enjoy your day!
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