Stay Skinny This Summer!

Five fail-safe techniques to battle barbecue season.
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 Woman eating ice cream

Treat yourself. Learn to trade off: One green salad entitles you to a chocolate-chip cookie. One scoop of potato salad means fresh fruit for dessert. There’s no point in denying yourself everything if it means (and it usually does) that you’ll binge later. McDowell also says that the season may lull us into thinking that we deserve a little extra sweetness: “Summer is a great time to enjoy ice cream,” she says. So watch it—and remember that summer is also a great time to look sexy in your swimsuit!

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0 thoughts on “Stay Skinny This Summer!

  1. weetziebat says:

    These are good tips – esp. steering clear of macaroni and potato salad! Besides, they can go bad in the hot weather unless they’re properly prepared and displayed…

  2. singingnymph says:

    Excellent advice! The kind they give at Weight Watchers. So yes, Ladies, this works!
    You can also offer to make some sugarless sun tea ahead of time & bring that.

  3. Melfunkshn says:

    This is all pretty “duh” stuff. Anyone with common sense would know not to overeat and that green salad is better than potato. Very disappointing article.

  4. eatingcookies says:

    I think that there was an important aspect of drinking plenty of water that was missed here: hydration. Not only are alcoholic drinks caloric, sugary, and likely to take a whack at your decision making abilities, but they also zap your body’s hydration and in the hot-hot-heat, this can be dangerous. If you do decide to indulge in a cocktail, have a TON of water, too! Bonus – being hydrated helps with weight loss too, as water retention can happy if you lose too much.

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