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Healthy tailgating tips from Slimming World members

October 13 2017
By Kate Goodin

Healthy tailgating tips from Slimming World members

One of the best ways to spend a fall weekend: tailgating with family and friends, good food, drinks, and hopefully, a team win.

How do you enjoy tailgating on a weight-loss journey, you may ask—when your tailgating neighbors are loading up their sky-high burgers, plus the cheesy, creamy sides and beer? Does it mean a plain salad for you? Absolutely not!

Weekly online Slimming Group meetings are the first stop for tips and recipe ideas for tailgating and staying on track—a hot topic in online meetings this week! Here’s a sampling of member tips for tailgating Slimming World-style:

“Before going to any kind of potluck or event, I look at my before and after pictures for motivation. Then, I make sure I bring my favorite Slimming World-friendly foods.” — Peggy, McCook Lake, South Dakota, lost 37lbs*

“I make twice-baked potatoes, which you can make into football shapes, and Slimming World-style burgers.” — Kareen, Poway, California, lost 21lbs*

“Chili full of veggies and lean meat is a great tailgate food.” — Maureen, Rapid River, Michigan, lost 2lbs*

“My best tailgating tip to help stay on track is: BYOE—bring your own everything.” — Jen, San Carlos, California, lost 3lbs*

“Bring whole wheat sandwich thins and if you think the meat won’t be 95% lean, bring your own burgers to put on the grill. Oh, and don’t forget lots of fruit.” — Amber, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, lost 4lbs*

Swing by our Recipes page for lightened-up Slimming versions of tailgating classics: burgers, pulled pork, sloppy joes and chili. A veggie tray or cut-up fruit in your team’s colors is also a sure bet for something healthy to share.

*Slimming World members can expect to lose an average of 1 to 2 lbs. a week. Your weight loss will vary according to your individual circumstances and the amount you have to lose.