How to Survive a Super Bowl Party

We’re getting close to the Big Game, which, for many of us, means getting close to the big party! If you’re worried about over-indulging, you’re not alone – according to the Calorie Control Council, the average American can eat up to 2400 calories during the game! That’s more calories than most of us need in an entire day. But don’t cancel your party plans  - here are some tips to keep those New Year’s resolutions in check and enjoy the day.

 

Warm-Up: Snack Ahead

Have a nutritious snack or small meal before you head out. This will curb your appetite and help prevent overindulging. Consider incorporating protein and healthy fat for satiety. Examples include mixed greens with salmon and avocado, almonds and string cheese, baby carrots and humus, or low-fat yogurt with fresh fruit. Aim to drink 3 (16 oz) bottles of water before you head out.

 

Defensive Play: Bring A Healthy Option With You

Bring a healthy option to the party. That way you know there will be at least one healthy choice to snack on. Your host (and your waistline) will thank you. Here’s a recipe for roasted eggplant feta dip from Eating Well with only 76 calories per serving. 

 

Interception: Drink Plenty Of Water 

Keep drinking water throughout the night, especially if you’ll also be drinking alcohol. Drink one (8oz) glass of water for every alcoholic drink you have.

 

Offensive Play: Fill Up On Healthy Veggies

Fill up on veggies or healthy fare first – remember the healthy food you brought!

 

Touchdown: Practice Mindful Eating

Practice mindful eating. Take the time to appreciate and enjoy what you’re eating. Eat slowly and listen to your body’s cues that you are full. In a recent study published by Behaviour Research and Therapy, researchers found that practicing mindful eating helped participants eat fewer calories and enjoy their food more – it’s a win! 

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Comments (5)

  1. rebecca2013

    That dip looks reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally yummy!!

    January 31, 2017
  2. notthinking

    I agree, mindful eating and mindful everything is a good idea. Mindful, not to be confused with the mindless flow of unchecked thoughts that plague us as humans. Indeed! The dip looks super delicious!

    January 31, 2017
  3. notthinking

    And I thought that happened last Sunday. Perhaps, I was watching a rerun of the league. Bahahaha!

    January 31, 2017
  4. Bettymom

    If everyone drinks 8 oz. of water every hour, I would hope there’s more than one bathroom where you’re going …

    January 31, 2017
  5. a1autotransport

    Would love to attend your party!

    September 09, 2017