Registered dietitian Melanie Douglass has some ideas to help you have fun and still stay fit.
If you love camping, you probably love that typical campout meal, right? You know, the hot dogs, the s’mores, the cold soda… and all the good stuff in between.
I know what you’re thinking: “she’s going to ruin this for me too?”
Not to worry. If you and your family only go camping once or twice a year, and you don’t have other special occasions (birthdays, vacations, parties, holidays) that cause you to eat too much on a regular basis (it seems like a weekly occurrence these days) then go ahead and enjoy your campout traditions without any stress.
On the other hand, if you fall into the category of having a big family meal on a regular basis, then take a few minutes to review some simple tips that will help you enjoy your campouts and other traditions in a sensible, healthful way.
First, let’s breakdown the typical campout meal:
|Hot dog with
|Potato Chips (1
|12-ounce can of
Soda (just one)
|+82 grams of
sugar (20 teaspoons) and 62 grams of fat (5 Tbsp)