Our recent trip to Neely’s Barbecue Parlor in New York City proved to be a dieter’s dilemma with the sweet smells of barbecue drifting through the air, and a dazzling array of summer cocktails to choose from including three different types of sangria. With so many delicious options, the temptation is to try them all and overindulge – which can lead to feelings of guilt in a diet gone awry.
But it doesn’t have to be that way! The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic and Charlie’s Angels of Outreach, three of the smartest and sexiest diabetes educators and registered dietitians, featured on the free monthly podcast Diabetes Roundtable offer their advice for enjoying the assortment of Southern temptations on the Neely’s menu as you battle the bulge:
Look at the “big picture” when planning and evaluating your diet. Having a plan in place (and sticking to it) can mean the difference between expanding your palate and increasing your waistline.
“The American Heart Association’s dietary guidelines emphasize the characteristics of the total diet – over several days or weeks – rather than what one eats in any given meal or even on a given day,” said Pam Berneking, Board Member of the American Heart Association. “This allows some flexibility in choosing foods and fits the theme of consuming a variety of foods and reducing guilt from splurging now and then.”
“A small amount of research can go a long way,” added Berneking. “Decide in advance what you will eat and stick with your plan when ordering off the menu.”
Take control of the menu. Neely’s Barbecue Parlor embraces the talents of the Neely’s, featuring authentic barbecue, as well as their highly regarded Southern Style comfort food. The Charlie’s Angels offer, ” If you can’t resist Neely’s famous fried green tomatoes appetizer, share it with someone else, and choose fish, grilled vegetables or fresh fruit for the rest of your meal. Of course, you don’t want to forget the salads.”
Ready for a glass of Green Tomato Sangria? The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic stops by the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party to learn healthy ways to enjoy the barbecue from everyday people.
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