Don’t let the BBQ Grill BUILD on your Gut

By Nora Clemens

July screams summer fun!  Americans proudly celebrate the 4th of July and what a coincidence, it’s also National Grilling month!

As your Nutrition Expert, I want you to celebrate, enjoy AND stay healthy.  Be a trend setter in your company’s summer BBQ or at your next cookout and serve a delicious menu with a twist.  You will wow everyone’s taste buds with flavor but avoid ingredients and cooking methods that pack on the calories, unhealthy fats and other compounds that are not so desirable.

In the building industry, you strive to bring quality workmanship and products to your clients using the latest techniques that reduce your cost and yield a fair return.  In the same way, strive to prepare delicious food that is ALSO good for your health!


Grilling winners to lose your gut

Beef and chicken lovers:  marinade and grill hanger steak and chicken breasts instead of beef ribs and chicken wings.

175 calories
8 gm fat
Compared to beef ribs (1/2 rack)
300 calories (~ 2 X the calories)
24 gm fat (3 X the fat)
170 calories
10 gm of fat
Compared to BBQ chicken wings (4 wings)
275 calories (~ 2 X the calories)
18 gm fat (2 X the fat)


Side dishes that WON’T stick to your side

Potato salad is the classic side to a summer BBQ but let’s try a potato salad with a twist.

150 calories
3 gm fat
Compared to classic potato salad (1 cup)
300 calories (2 X the calories)
5 gm fat (2 X the fat)

No cookout is complete with favorite…coleslaw.  Time to put in a change order for grilled vegetables!

75 calories
4 gm fat
Compared to cole slaw (1 cup)
185 calories (2 X the calories)
13 gm fat (3 X the fat)

So there you have it!  A tasty menu for your next cook out that’s shorter on calories and fat but not on flavor!  For the recipes to the healthier menu choice, hold your cursor over the underlined foods above.

If health matters interest you and you want to learn more about grilling techniques that promote health instead of illness, check out the link:  click here .

If health matters to you and you feel that you’re suffering from BBQ gut (large girth), then it’s time to do a 180 degree turn with my 180 Weight Loss Program:  click here .  Don’t live in Sarasota Florida?  No worries, I can see you on Skype!

Let me know what you think about these change orders (new recipes)!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July as you celebrate the freedom we have in the greatest country in the world!

Warmest regards,


Nora Clemens has been a Nutrition Expert for over 30 years. Her passion is working with people to help them achieve health and wellness through nutrition and fitness. Nora prides herself in being able to design programs that meet each person’s unique nutrition and lifestyle needs by helping them overcome the obstacles that have previously stood in their way. Construction Connection Profile Link:

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