7 Hacks for Not Wrecking Your Diet at the Cookout

Follow these tips and simple swaps so you can stay healthy while enjoying the food.

7 Hacks for Not Wrecking Your Diet at the Cookout

Summer cookouts and picnics can be tough for anyone to navigate with all the delicious and indulgent food. Maybe you've set a weight-loss goal for yourself this year, or you've just started the System Oz wellness plan. No matter where you are in life, here are essential tips to remember so you can go to the cookout and enjoying yourself while staying on track with your diet.


Curb Fried Food Cravings

Studies show that people who have soup before a meal eat 20% fewer calories. Try making this Healthy One-Pot Tomato Soup ahead of time so you have a bowl ready when you need it before a gathering. Tomato is a natural diuretic that will beat bloat, and garlic can even help boost your immune system.

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.