Just because you're trying to lose weight doesn't mean you actually need to give up your favorite foods. It also doesn't mean when summer is here you only need to eat salads or steamed fish. Did you know when trying to lose weight, eating meals cooked on a barbecue can help you to achieve your goals? Most people, when the words “barbecue” are said will immediately think of warm summer evenings enjoying great food and drink with their friends and family. However by choosing to barbecue their food they are actually making a subconscious decision to eat more healthily. Through barbecuing you'll find yourself actually eating less fat. This is because when you choose to cook meat or fish on a barbecue you only need to provide a light coating of oil to prevent it from sticking to the grill. Another reason why barbecuing food is much better for you when losing weight is it has a much lower calorie count. So of course the fewer calories being consumed means you won't have to burn off so many when exercising. Yet you'll still find you can still eat the same amount of food. As well as helping to reduce the amount of calories and fat you consume by grilling food on a barbecue you are actually reducing the chances of you developing such diseases as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or a stroke.