Beautiful sunny days make it easier to eat well and get active, but the season also can seduce you into ditching your good habits. Here's how to stay on track and still enjoy summer fun.
Excuse #1: "It's My Last Chance to..."
The excuse: "This is my only chance all year to eat funnel cake...and corn dogs...and deep-fried Oreos..."
Whether it's a sausage sandwich at the Italian fest or a frozen custard at the boardwalk, there's nothing wrong with an occasional splurge. Think about the one food you want to eat most--maybe it's the fried dough that reminds you of childhood or the kettle corn that you can only eat at the state fair--and give yourself permission to enjoy every bite. Then make your next meal a healthy one to put you back on track.
Not a one-food-only type of gal? You can still enjoy a smorgasbord without feeling too sinful: Go with a group, and split a bunch of different goodies, limiting yourself to a few bites of apiece. Studies show that the first three bites of any food are the most enjoyable, so stopping there gives you the satisfaction you crave--without worrying about overdoing it.