Healthier Barbequing

For plenty of people, there’s no better way to spend time with family and friends than to sit outside around a grill, eating and laughing.  However, for those looking to lose weight, the foods that you normally think of enjoying at a barbeque will quickly undo all of the effort you’ve put into your LA weight loss system. Luckily, it’s not that hard to make your barbeque healthy as well as delicious.

When buying the meat for your grill, choose leaner cuts and trim off the fat before cooking. Sirloin, tenderloin, chuck, and round are all good choices if you and your friends are beef fans.  In addition to lean cuts of beef, you can grill pork tenderloins and white meat from a turkey or chicken.  When grilling chicken, remove the skin first. You can cut out as many as 40 calories from a single chicken breast that way!

Instead of chips or potato salad, sides that don’t really go with fitness in Los Angeles, CA, try throwing some delicious vegetables on the grill. Eggplant, corn on the cob, mushroom, and onions all taste fantastic when steeped in a grill’s smoky flavor.

Believe it or not, spicy foods can help you stay a step ahead of summer weight loss camps. Studies show that the compounds that make spicy foods spicy can help raise your metabolism.