I don't know about you but I love the summers time. Get togethers with great people and good eats! the hardest part is to stay on the clean eating and portion control while you are chatting & laughing away. But if you remember the 80 /20 rule all is good! 80% of the time you eat and drink super clean plus exercise then that one day you can step out of the box alittle...and I do mean alittle. Please remember that when you do step out it can be very hard to step back in.
I like to always bring on dish that I know is clean, that way I can always eat that instead of the same old cookout menu items. I also bring my own grill protein..because we all know what is in that hamburger and hot dog..YUCK!!!!
the one thing I love about cookouts is all the fun physical activities.... for example this past 4th of July, I had the pleasure to be invited to our friends the O'Brien's. They live on a lake so I got to paddle boat out to out the lake to watch the fireworks with my husband and awesome friend Dani. Before that we danced to great music the bands played and we even jumped on the trampoline like kids!
So stay active at your parties and eat clean! most of all have a great happy and healthy summer!