How not to pig out at picnics and cookouts

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2008
How not to pig out at picnics and cookouts
Sun, 05-26-2013 - 2:33pm

I love picnics and cookouts but hate how I always manage to eat too much. It seems like outdoors events bring out the best in any baker and there are always mountains of brownies, cookies and other sweets I just can't keep away from. What is the secret to not pigging out at picnics-should I eat before I go?


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 05-29-2013 - 10:47am
I try to eat something healthy before I go and I make sure to drink a LOT of water to keep me full. Also, I do a little mental planning before I arrive. I try to figure out what I'll eat, and what I plan to stay away from. A little pre-meal rehearsal can save points in the long run!

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Mon, 06-10-2013 - 8:36pm
I myself will bring things I can eat.. I also eat apple high fiber things.. * I do hear you with the goodies of sweets.. Tough being on a new lifestyle of eating..