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Cut Extra Calories with Smart Food Choices This Summer

The summer heat is on. It’s time to celebrate the day with cocktails at the pool or refreshing yourself with the frozen ice cream. Live this summer on your way, but keep in mind not to enlarge your waistline by adding calories in your diet. Here are a few guides to have your better choices at a backyard barbecue or beach boardwalk.

cut extra calories with smart food choices this summer

Barbecue choices for meat lovers:

If you’re planning to celebrate the summer firing up the grill, think about your waistline and stay away from food that can ravage it. A wise selection of food on the BBQ arming yourself with the calorie count can help stay in shape.

  • A 20 ounce T-bone steak contains 1,540 calories and 124 g fat.
  • An average cheeseburger has 750 calories and 45 grams of fat.
  • Barbecue chicken breast comes with 280 calories, 3.5 g fat
  • Per 100g pork tenderloin contains 143 calories and 3.5 g fat.

You have better choices of going lean with cuts like skinless chicken breast or pork tenderloin.

Preparing the salad with Mayonnaise:

Per 100 g Mayonnaise contains 680 calories and 75 g fat. Further mixing it with a potato salad raise the calorie count. So, try making your salad with light Mayonnaise. You can toss lots of veggies into salad to make it rich in fiber and other nutrients.

The frozen cocktails:

During summer, the sweet and fruity cocktails often interfere with your effort of slashing fat and calories. A long island iced tea can add up 780 calories while a Margarita contains calories up to 740. The list goes on with the Piña Colada up to 644 calories, Mai Tai up to 620 and a daiquiri can set you back 300-800 calories. So, prefer to spend the summer with fruit juice, wine or a wine spritzer.

Satisfying your thirst:

Dehydration is a common issue that flares up during summer. But to remain hydrated you shouldn’t get dependent on cold drink, sweetened soda or cold coffee. With this kind of drinks you are probably taking in huge calories. Try water or fruits that contain water with less fat like strawberries, watermelon, pineapple etc.

The fattening fry food:

Abstaining from deep-fry foods not only help you stay in shape, but keep you out of several diseases. Instead, go for simple grilled meat and light, refreshing bowls of veggies to celebrate the summer dinner and treat with friends.

You’ll find these suggestions helpful to stay healthy and fit during this summer and celebrate it without the inhibition of getting overweight.