I have fond memories of block parties, BBQ and fireworks from my childhood for our 4th of July celebration. Holidays can be a pretty interesting challenge for those of us trying to live healthy lifestyles. You battle against sabotaging thoughts steeped in tradition and memories, “it’s OK to eat that extra helping of (insert what ever mayonnaise laden salad your mom makes), it’s the 4th!”
Your secret weapon, choice. So many of the decisions we make come down to that moment when you can either choose in favor of your health or go in another direction. Think about the last time you went to a restaurant, you looked at a menu and struggled a bit between the angus burger or the chicken breast wrap. You have the choice, stay in the moment, consider what you really want out of your lifestyle and choose your health.
Happy 4th of July!!