Saturday, April 20, 2013

Beat the Brunch Bonanza

Brunch in NYC is a big deal, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. Brunch is all about the eggs benedict, pancakes, waffles, and lots of other not so waist-friendly options... and that's before we approach the booze. While it's easiest to say ditch brunch altogether, I know that it's a social event for some, so here are my top three tips to beat the brunch-belly.

1. Skip the booze: Sorry, day-drinking is a big zero when it comes to your health and is bound to leave you sluggish for the rest of the day-- even if the food coma doesn't. Besides, sipping a cold glass of water or unsweetened iced tea is a much better way to wake up and smell the Spring air.

2. For brunch, opt for lunch: I understand that the idea of brunch is breakfast all day, but the breakfast options are often not the healthiest. Chances are, you can find a salad that is not terrible in the calorie/fat department-- just get your dressing on the side, as usual.

3. Walk it off after: If you're brunching outdoors, why not suggest a walk afterwards? I always enjoy walking after a large meal-- it helps you digest and a little extra activity never hurt anyone, right? If you're going for an indulgent meal, there's no reason you can't add a little extra exercise in after that. Pin It

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