It’s getting that time of year again, when rides are assembled, and of course my favorite part of the fair is the eating. Visions of corn dogs, cinnamon rolls, and waffle cones dance in my head.
Menopause is a time when you want to eat healthier for weight control, but you can indulge your fair cravings and not break the calorie bank.
Here are 5 tips to eat healthier at the fair in menopause:
Buy A Water Bottle
Fair time is usually the hottest time of the year, so you’re going to need a lot of liquid during the day. Sipping from a large water bottle will cool you off, and will help you avoid soft drinks, which only make you thirstier. Fair buildings usually have a drinking fountain when you need a refill.
Pack Healthy Snacks
Healthy snacks such as fruit or trail mix can quiet your hunger, and with the high prices at the fair, will also save you some money.
Indulge in One Favorite
For me the cinnamon roll is a must, and I want it iced and sprinkled with nuts. Go ahead and eat your favorite, but you may want to buy a smaller portion, or take something home. If you have been eating a healthier diet, these rich foods may not be as tasty.
Look for Lean Protein Options
Chicken or beef on a stick is portable so you can nibble on it as you’re going from exhibit to exhibit. That lean protein will keep you satisfied for a longer time. Avoid the giant turkey legs that are big enough to throw a saddle on, and choose the smaller turkey kabobs.
There are always new foods being introduced at the fair, and I am usually at the head of the line to try them out. Share with a spouse or friend, and you can try out more treats. It’s also nice to avoid that bloated feeling from overindulging.