With Labor Day weekend in sight, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be invited a cookout or two. While barbecues make for great outdoor parties, they can seriously sabotage your waistline: People are more likely to binge at barbecues than other meals, according to a new survey by Forza Supplements.
For the survey, 8,000 people across the U.K. answered an online questionnaire about what they ate at barbecues. The results showed that the average person consumes nearly 3,000 calories when they attend one—that’s 1,000 calories more than the recommended amount per day. The problem? Many people treat cookouts like all-you-can-eat buffets—51 percent said they usually double back for a second helping, and some people said they go back to the buffet even more than that.
When you’re going back for seconds or thirds, it’s easy to lose track of calories. Not completely sure how much food makes up a reasonable portion size? Check out this chart before your next barbecue as a reminder:
Check out the article at http://blog.womenshealthmag.com/scoop/the-time-youre-most-likely-to-binge-2/