As with many holidays and special occasions, Super Bowl Sunday is as much about the food as it is about the event itself. With the big game tomorrow, I thought I’d share a few tried and true tips on how to enjoy the festivities without turning the day into a Calorie Bowl.
Healthy Eating Tips for Super Bowl Sunday
1. Do not arrive hungry.
Eat a healthy meal before you show up at the bar or house party or wherever you will be watching the game. That way you will be able to enjoy some of the denser-calorie foods in moderation and still feel satisfied.
2. Bring your own food.
If you are going to a house party, be the best guest and bring a healthy option for everyone to snack on.
3. Stay hydrated.
Maintaining hydration is key for so many reasons but it helps increase satiety. Sometimes thirst can be misinterpreted as hunger and we can overeat if we are not properly hydrated.
4. Watch the game.
Mingle! Take a time-out from the food to enjoy the festivities.
5. Avoid eating from the container or bowl.
Use small plates. We tend to consume more if we eat straight from the bowl of chips & dip because it is easier to mindlessly keep eating. Try to portion out a reasonable serving on to a small plate.
6. Eat consciously.
Think about the foods you really enjoy but do not usually eat, and treat yourself to normal sized portion and enjoy!
If all else fails, just listen to Beyonce and dance it off.