Happy Birthday Canada and Happy Early Birthday USA!
With Canada and the USA sharing so many great traditions, celebrating their birthdays so close together only makes sense. This means shorter weekends and more outdoor time for folks on both sides of the 49th parallel.
As with most birthdays, these tend to revolve around food. Since it’s the middle of summer, most people will probably be throwing a BBQ, so lets talk about how to maximize the fun on the big day and minimize the overindulgence regret the day after.
In our home we practice what we preach, including the 90/10 rule. 90% of the time we eat healthy home cooked meals, and up to 10% of the time we go out for food and don’t really pay attention to its nutritional content. Since we eat 3 meals and 3 snacks per day, this translates to about 2 meals and 2 snacks per week where we can splurge.
To highlight the importance of balance in life and food, I have decided to share with you some of the gastronomical adventures from our 10%–or as I like to call it, #notathomedietitian. In this feature:
In a company of 100 staff, celebrating each birthday adds eight slices of cake a month!
CHALLENGE: TOO MUCH CAKE
Work events focused on food may be causing you to overeat. That’s because eating with others can influence what and how much you eat. you might feel pressure to eat to fit in with your peers or find it tough to resist treats.