Holiday weekends usually aren’t the best time to start a weight loss retreat.  First of all, you might feel like you’re missing out on all the festivities if you’re on any kind of health retreat. Secondly, food always seems to figure largely in our holiday celebrations – and it is usually not exactly the healthiest food. 

We will be celebrating our dads on Sunday, June 21 this year. And, thanks to the ongoing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus, many of us will probably be looking for ways to celebrate that will allow us to keep Dad and all the other older members of the family safe. 

There are many families that usually celebrate Father’s Day with a backyard barbecue. This year, not only would a backyard gathering be in keeping with the holiday’s traditions, it might also be your best bet when it comes to protecting your family’s health.

Planning a Happy – and Healthy – Father’s Day

According to the CDC’s guidelines, the lowest risk of getting Covid-19 comes with virtual gatherings, like a Zoom call. If you want to get together in the real world, the safest best they say are small outdoor gatherings in which individuals from different households remain spaced at least 6 feet apart. They also recommend that everyone: 

  • Wear cloth face coverings
  • Do not share objects or food
  • Come from the same local area (in other words, it’s not a good idea to invite Aunt Jane who lives three hours away to join you.)

Another way to make your Father’s Day barbecue a healthy celebration is by making sure there are plenty of vegetarian options on the menu. Some great ideas include: 

  • Veggie kebabs
  • Potatoes on the grill
  • Portabella burgers
  • Black bean burgers
  • Pasta salad
  • Potato salad
  • Corn on the Cob
  • And, for dessert, grilled fruit!

And, when all the healthy Father’s Day festivities are over, instead of a weight loss retreat, you might want to open your mind to the possibilities of a holistic health retreat in Florida!

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