Your Healthy Eating Game Plan For Super Bowl Sunday!

Did you know Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day of the year after Thanksgiving? The average American will consume 1200 calories from snacking alone while watching the big game! Whether you are actually going to watch football or just to hang with friends, chances are you have a fun party to go to!

 

Research shows on Super Bowl Sunday Americans will eat 1.35 billion chicken wings, 71.4 million pounds of avocados, 45.8 million pounds of potato chips, 43.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, 13.2 million pounds of pretzels, and order more than 4.4 million pizzas from Domino’s, Papa Johns and Pizza Hut. That is just crazy!

 

There is no way around the fact that Super Bowl parties are a HUGE challenge for those trying to live a healthy lifestyle! Your mindset is the key! Try and think ahead about what choices you will make. Maybe you will try to fill your plate with healthy options to make room for your favorite dessert? Or maybe you will eat before you go. When you have an unofficial American holiday that is celebrated by eating, you just have to think about the difference between indulging and overindulging. Try and follow some or all of these tips to enjoy the game without gaining a pound!

 

TheFittChick Do’s
1. Start the weekend off right by eating healthy and getting in some great workouts!
2. Don’t starve yourself on game day,that will only make you overeat later on!!!!
3. Eat a small meal before you go, which can help prevent mindless picking on junk food. I always recommend trying to eat something satisfying and filling before you head out the door!
4. Plan ahead and offer to bring a healthy food choice such as a veggie platter with healthy dips, shrimp cocktail, or a huge salad loaded with lean protein and healthy fats.
5. Control your portions! Try and sit away from the food to prevent mindless eating!
6. Choose guacamole over calorie-filled dips. It’s loaded with nutrients and good fats to fill you up and keep you satiated. Click HERE to see how eating avocado’s can actually help you lose weight!
7. Don’t drink away your calories! Drink water or other zero calorie liquids, and limit your alcohol intake to just a few. With a little planning, you can enjoy your favorite alcoholic drink in moderation and avoid sabotaging your diet! Read THIS to see how you can drink alcohol and still lose weight!

 

FittChick Do Not’s
1. Buffalo Wings are not only deep-fried but can pack nearly 1,700 calories and 50 grams of fat per serving…and that’s before the blue cheese or ranch dressing! Try THIS recipes instead!
2. The typical 7-layer dip weighs in a 800 calories and 80 grams of fat per serving…and that’s before the chips! THIS is  a great version that tastes just as good, if not better!
3. Stay away from the candy! Sugar DOES NOT fill you up or satiate your appetite, and often leaves you hungrier an hour later than before you ate it!
4. Nachos can be over 1,000 calories per serving with 107 grams of fat. Just make sure they are really worth it!

 

All in all, no matter which team you are rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday, you are going to be on the winning team if you think ahead and stick to your game plan. Unless you plan on running the length of 120 football fields to burn off thousands of extra calories, stick to some or all of these tips to keep your New Years intensions alive! Just remember: You can easily EAT MORE & WEIGH LESS with the right foods and a healthy mind-set!

 

Who’s ready to Eat Yourself Skinny?

 

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