By Leah Ornstein – Radar Style & Beauty Editor
Just because it is the 4th of July weekend, it doesn’t mean you have to overindulge in hot dogs and hamburgers!
Chose a leaner meat – Though beef burgers and hot dogs are traditional, choose a leaner cut of meat such as a tuna steak, chicken or white meat turkey, lean grass fed ground beef or flank steak, even a vegetarian option like a portabello mushroom is a great choice.
It’s all about the veggies- Incorporate veggies into your meal whether its summer salad, extra fun toppings on your burger or a side of grilled vegetable skewers. Just be sure not to douse your food in dressings or condiments.
Snacking is ok – Just pick the right ones! Choose healthier snack options like popchips over fried potato chips.
Watch your alcohol consumption – Try to cut out some of the alcohol and drink non sweetened ice teas and water. If you must drink go with a light white wine, or a vodka soda. Leave out all the sugar laden high calorie mixers like juice or sugar sodas.