July 4th weekend is just around the corner, and you're already dreading it. The gyms will be closed, your schedule will be thrown off, and there will be endless opportunities to eat unhealthy food, drink too much alcohol, and not get enough sleep.
But don't worry, you're not alone. Millions of people struggle to stay healthy during holidays and special occasions. That's why I'm sharing my top tips for staying healthy on July 4th weekend.
1. Plan ahead. The first step to staying on track is to plan ahead. Decide what you're going to eat and drink before you go to any parties or events. And if you know you're going to be tempted to overeat or drink too much, bring your own healthy snacks and drinks.
2. Make healthy choices. Don't be afraid to say no to unhealthy food and drinks. If you're offered a plate of chips and dip, ask for a bowl of vegetables instead. And if you're going to have a drink, make it a non-alcoholic one. There are plenty of delicious options available...