For most adults, a round of golf is commonly associated with enjoying social time in the clubhouse or 19th hole.
If you belong to a club or play often, golf is part of your lifestyle. A lifestyle is a pattern of behaviors that make you not only who you are, but who you’re going to be. Make bad choices related to your health and over time you might find yourself in a hole you can’t get out of.
I love everything associated with a great day at the course, including a post-round celebration with my group. But, just because it’s time to cut loose doesn’t mean you can’t still make mindful decisions that allow you to unwind while protecting your health.
Being healthier, doesn’t mean you have to take on some “all or nothing” effort that leaves you feeling deprived. In fact, getting started is as simple deciding to choose one thing to upgrade and one thing to drop. What if you did something as easy as dropping the bread from your normal post-round burger, while upgrading your fluid intake by drinking a couple tall glasses of water between cocktails? You’d rehydrate, help prevent a hangover AND take a step towards reducing your waistline.
Back in the day, there was no one who could kill a club sandwich or crush a mountain of nachos better than me. Through committing to making more mindful choices, I’ve made progress towards creating a healthier lifestyle that’s simple, delicious and sustainable without feeling left out on all the fun!
See if you can make some better choices during your next happy hour or post-round meal and you can count this nutrition challenge as complete.
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