Super Bowl XLIX is just around the corner and it will be full of football, commercials, entertainment, and CALORIES! Yes, calories… Some say this ‘holiday’ is second behind Thanksgiving Day for the most calories consumed.
Whether you are hosting family and friends or attending a party, make sure you keep these 3 things in mind this Sunday:
1. Curb Mindless Eating
You know the saying, ‘Out of sight, out of mind’? Keep all the snacks in another room – do not use the coffee table for the chips and dips! Make a plate in one room or area and watch the game in another. It is okay to travel with your plate, but do not allow the serving dishes to travel with you.
2. Make Healthy Substitutions
If you are making dip, try substituting the sour cream for Greek yogurt. Or you could sideline the creamy dips all together and go with guacamole or fresh salsa. You could even take it a step further and skip the chips for a veggie tray. Crunchy veggies are great for dipping!
3. Use Smaller Plates
People are more likely to load up their plate, but using a smaller plate makes a smaller portion look like more food. Studies suggest the size of the plate matters because when someone is given a larger plate, they tend to pile on more food. Trick your guests— they might think they are getting more food than they really are.
If you are the hostess preparing the snacks, create a starting lineup full of game-day eats that are tasty with (at least) a side of healthy!
Whether you cheer for the Seahawks or Patriots, we can all agree that one fumble could impact the whole game. So, don’t let one calorie-fest impact this year’s resolutions or healthy habits.
Commit to your game plan using these three tips and MINDFULLY watch the game!