1. Eat a healthy and filling meal just before leaving for the bbq or party. This will reduce your chances of binge eating or over eating. If you do indulge, it is likely to be a smaller portion than if you were to arrive at the party hungry. 

2. When going to a summer party, bring a dish that you enjoy eating that fits within your nutritional goals. This is a “safe” dish and you will know there will be at least one thing you can enjoy without any guilt.
3. Most importantly, be gentle and realistic with yourself. Life, and summer, is meant to be enjoyed with family and friends. Allow yourself some indulgences, just try to plan ahead for them and keep them within reason. If you do allow yourself to indulge at a party, remember that you have not undone all the hard work you’ve accomplished.



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