The BBQ. A sacred temple where laws have been unchanged since man first left his cave and came back with some spicy chicken wings from Tesco's ready to roast over the coals.

Here at FHM we won't tell you the boring dos and don'ts of cooking al-fresco. Hell, we won't even tell you if your apron is alight, but we will offer you some choice tips on keeping healthy while still enjoying the thrill of the grill.

1.DITCH THE SAUSAGE
A report back in May by Harvard University linked processed red meats such as sausages with an increased risk of heart disease.

REPLACE WITH: chicken. Like most poultry, chicken contains an amino acid called tryptophan which keeps you chirpy and happier than even Larry. It's very low in saturated fat but high in protein for muscle building.

2. DITCH THE MAYO
Most mayonnaise is loaded with fat, calories and salt, making it extremely detrimental to your annual plan to show off a six-pack on the beach.

REPLACE WITH
Piri-Piri Sauce – or anything spicy. Spicy foods increase your metabolism and the rate at which your body can process fats. Chopping up a few jalapeno peppers into the mix should do the trick. Note: do not touch your eyes or massage your penis after touching chilies, ­ seriously.

3. DITCH THE BUN AND BURGER
There¹s 130 calories in a bread bun and another 350 in the burger, that would take you 60 minutes frantically going for it on rowing machine to burn off.

REPLACE WITH: kebabs. The humble kebab is synonymous with bad eating, but that's just the take-away variety. Low fat meat on a stick, like chicken, combined with fresh veg is as healthy a meal as it gets.

4. DITCH THE STEAK
God, this sounds like one awful BBQ to be honest ­ no sausage, no steak, no fun? But if you are serious about getting fit then your going to have to feel the pain and dropping the beef is the sacrifice you are going to have to make.

REPLACE WITH: oily fish. It's tasty, high in protein and crammed with of omega-3 and oceanic goodness. Wrap in some foil with a some slices of lemon, a pinch or herbs, salt, pepper and Bob's your fishy uncle.

5. DITCH THE MARS BAR X BANANA
If you haven't ever roasted a Mars bar inside a banana on a BBQ you haven't lived. Still, it's a one-way ticket to chunkydom so probably best give it a miss if you value being able to see your penis when you take a leak.

REPLACE WITH:
fruit kebabs. Mangoes, figs, nectarines, even strawberries all grill brilliantly. Cover them with honey and brown sugar so that it caramelises, pop 'em on a stick and let the coals do the rest.

Words by George Richardson

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