How to avoid packing on pounds during the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is a great time to enjoy some great football and good food.  It's only one day out of the year, but you don't want to go overboard with what you eat. 

Don't go to a party or celebration hungry.  Have a healthy snack before you head out so you'll be less likely to overeat.  The game is not until the evening, so get some exercise in before kick-off. 

You can enjoy your favorites, whether it's chicken wings, pizza, salty snacks or other treats, but do so in moderation.  Nutrition experts suggest you put a few of these treats on your plate and then fill the rest with fruits, veggies and whole grains.  Try to eat slowly, and if you come back for seconds, opt for more fruits and vegetables. 

If there are low calorie dips available, go for those and try dipping with veggies instead of chips. 

If you drink alcohol, consider low calorie options such as light beer, and drink water between beverages.  Alcohol lowers your blood sugar, which can leave you hungry, and more likely to overeat.


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