Fitness Tip of the Day: Skim Your Cinco de Mayo

Fitness Tip of the Day: Skim Your Cinco de Mayo

Fitness Tip of the Day: Skim Your Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by swapping the traditional high-calorie, fatty foods and drinks for healthier options.

Try a skinny margarita using fresh fruits such as strawberries, peach, and pomegranate mixed with sparkling water and an ounce of tequila. Or have a lighter version of fish tacos using a high-fiber wrap and more protein. Craving creamed corn? Instead, opt for spicy grilled Mexican-style corn on the cob with chili powder-lime seasoning or a touch of sea salt. Want a hearty salad? Try one loaded with black beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapeños, and avocados for a mix of crunchy, sweet, and heat, that is rich in antioxidants, low in calories, and big on taste.

Enjoy all the tastes of Cinco de Mayo without adding the extra bulge.

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*Disclaimer: The aforementioned is not to be construed as medical or professional fitness advice. Please always consult the advice of a physician, nutritionist, or other medical personnel before beginning any fitness or nutritional program.


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Christina Mancuso Christina Mancuso, a mother of 3, has traveled to well over 70 cities on various Broadway National Tours. She is now residing in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio after spending a year in NYC to support her daughter's Broadway debut. Besides writing, traveling, and mothering, she is a 13-time marathon runner (including the 2015 Boston Marathon), freelance artist, classical violinist, and a previous Paralegal with over 20 years of writing and research experience. Mancuso is listed in 'Who's Who Worldwide' and has been recognized for "Outstanding Leadership in Media" by the International Women's Leadership Association. A former Theatre Critic for both Columbus and NYC, Christina is currently the Regional Managing Editor of and Editor-in-Chief of