Calling Foul on Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

This being the Friday before the Super Bowl, you’re going to see a lot of space devoted to healthy recipes for Sunday’s big game.  Not here.  Here’s why.

While I don’t think you should totally pig out on Sunday, I don’t see anything wrong with indulging with some pizza, nachos or beer.  The key, is to do so in moderation.  I know, this sounds a whole lot easier than it is to do, but with a gameplan, it’s an attainable goal. 

Here’s what I do…

Insane (but creative) Super Bowl snack

Eat a snack or small meal before the actual party itself.  The less hungry you are, the less likely you’ll grab and eat whatever’s been laid out.

Don’t stand/sit in front of the food.  I’ve heard this over and over again, but I finally put it to practice last weekend and you know what, it worked.  It’s that whole “out of sight, out of mind” thing.

If you do visit the snack table treat yourself.  Pick the foods you really like, but don’t usually eat because they’re “unhealthy”.  Just remember to not finish off the platter.

When it comes to drinking, just remember to alternate every alcoholic drink with a glass a water.

Go to the gym before the festivities.  Do this not to offset the calories you think you’ll eat, but as a way to remind yourself later not to over do it.  Thinking about all that huffing and puffing you did to burn 100 calories does wonders when it comes to reaching for thirds.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY…

Don’t worry if you do overdo it.  It’s all those days of doing the right things that matter, not the one day that you fall off track.  Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back to doing what makes you feel healthy on Monday.

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