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Cut the Calories at Your Next Barbecue

For many of us, summer is all about barbecuing. You've probably been to several BBQ's already and summer's just getting started.


I love a good BBQ as much as the next girl, but all that food can really do a number on your waistline. -- So for easy ways to cut out a few calories at your next barbecue, all while still getting to enjoy the food you love read more

If you do this... Then you can subtract this...
Snack on pretzels instead of potato chips 70 calories
Feast on cut veggies, skip the ranch dip 120 calories
Skip the cheese portion of a cheeseburger, opt to top your burger with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, etc. 100 calories
Load up on salads, just not the croutons 100 calories
Drink wine or light beer instead of frozen blended drinks like margaritas and pina coladas 50-100 calories
Skip granny's potato salad -- Opt for healthier sides such as corn on the cob 70 calories
Eat ice cream from a small cup -- Leave the waffle cones (and the mess) for the kids 90 calories
Have one s'more instead of two 200 calories

Fit's Tip: If you're heading to a friends for a summer barbecue, offer to bring something. This way you know there will be at least on thing healthy on the menu.

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