Skip Nav
Healthy Recipes
If You Want to Lose Weight and Still Drink, Read This
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio Is Asking You to Eat More of This to Save Our Planet
Popsugar Interviews
5 Types of Intermittent Fasting (and the 1 a Dietitian Recommends)

Kerri Walsh's Tips For Surviving 4th of July Barbecues

Kerri Walsh: Survival Tips For a Party Weekend

The following post was written by Olympic athlete and mom Kerri Walsh, two-time gold medalist in beach volleyball.

July 4th weekend means fun in the sun and barbecues galore. It's pretty much impossible to resist burgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill or an ice cold soda just out of the cooler, so I've put together a few easy-to-remember and satisfying tips that always help me stay healthy over the holiday.

  • Downsize: Place your food on a dessert plate instead of a large-sized dinner plate. It will keep you from overdoing on the potato salad and if you're still hungry, you can always go back for more.
  • Eat Like an American: Red, white, and blue foods like strawberries, blueberries, and grilled chicken are packed with nutrients, taste great and will keep your waistline trim.

For more easy to put to practice tips, keep on reading.

  • Don't Eat and Talk: I always run into old friends and end up standing next to the food table nibbling mindlessly on chips and cookies while we reminisce. Before I know it I've eaten way too much. If you run into your BFF from third grade next to the brownies, ask her if she wants to sit down somewhere (far from the food!) and catch up.
  • Play Games: Bocce, badminton, soccer, tag, and of course, volleyball, are all great backyard barbecue games. Organize your friends, get a game going, play hard, then reward yourself to some ice cream.
  • Potluck: The right potluck item will help you keep the pot belly away, so ask your host if you can bring something. Fruit salad, some portobello mushrooms for the grill or veggies and hummus to snack on are all delicious and easy choices.

Be sure to catch up and read all of Kerri’s great posts on FitSugar!

Image Source: Getty
Angelica Angelica 7 years
I sincerely hope I can add some Bocce to this weekend. It's the best Summer laid back game as far as I am concerned. Love these healthy tips.
nancita nancita 7 years
Red, white, and blue foods for the Fourth is a great, healthy idea. I also need to be better about removing myself from the food table!
How to Keep Your Shopping Habit Under Control
Vaca Frita Recipe
Panamanian Beef Stew Recipe
Honey-Sesame Chicken
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds