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Skinny Girl BBQ

Barbecue: A skill that can be relearned

Ladies, before you even begin making a list for the food you'll need to prepare for your man's high-fat barbecue blowout, think about those snugly, long sweaters you'll be shedding for bikinis soon. With nothing to hide the effects of those hearty meals and hot cocoa used to stave off cold winter nights, you'll want to entice your man to rethink his menu choices so all that exercise you fully intend on doing will not be wasted.

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In order to prevent a complete meltdown of your hard-earned diet this summer, share these low fat, low calorie alternatives with your favorite cook from celebrity nutritionist Carl Germano, RD, CDN, a New York board certified clinical nutritionist and chief science officer of Inergetics, the makers of SURGEX™ sports supplements:

 

INSTEAD OF: Beef burgers or sliders with cheese

TRY: Turkey sliders with sliced tomatoes

 

INSTEAD OF: Franks on the grill

TRY: Chicken teriyaki skewers

 

INSTEAD OF: Nachos with cheese and jalapeños

TRY: Baked nachos with guacamole, tomatoes, and jalapeños

 

INSTEAD OF: Fried cheese breadsticks

TRY: Sourdough bread bowls with low fat spinach dip, celery, and carrots

 

INSTEAD OF: French fries

TRY: Baked potato skins with tomato/basil bruschetta

 

INSTEAD OF: Beef chili with shredded cheese

TRY: Low fat turkey chili with black beans, corn, and salsa

 

INSTEAD OF: Fried buffalo wings with ranch dip

TRY: Baked chicken wings with a hot sauce dip

 

INSTEAD OF: Regular pizza

TRY: A whole wheat margarita pizza

 

INSTEAD OF: Chips, cookies, and brownies for snacks or dessert

TRY: Air popped popcorn, oat pretzels, and fresh fruit

 

INSTEAD OF: Beer, soda and juice

TRY: Flavored seltzer and water

 

Once this discussion is over and the menu decision made, smooth your macho man's ruffled feathers and let him light the fire! You'll both be healthier for it.

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