Tips for a Healthy Super Bowl
1. Be Mentally and Physically Prepared.
Make sure you have water, healthy snacks, etc.
Set mental rules for yourself about how much you’re going to eat or drink before you start watching the game. For example, you might decide that for every chicken wing you eat, that you’ll also have a raw carrot.
2. Stay Hydrated.
The Super Bowl is well known for being a day of heavy drinking. In between drinks, sip on plain water, seltzer, coconut water, or infused water.
You could even decide to set the rule for yourself that for every drink you have, you consume 2 glasses of water to stay hydrated and slow down your alcohol intake.
3. Make sure you eat breakfast and lunch.
The Super Bowl starts in the evening. You’ll be less inclined to overeat if you’ve already had balanced meals throughout the day.
4. Prepare Food Yourself
If you’re attending a party at someone else’s house, bring a dish that you know is healthy and that you’ll enjoy eating.
If you’re hosting the party, put healthy spins on traditional dishes like topping baked potatoes with cashew cream and chives instead of sour cream and bacon.
5. Be Mindful of What You’re Eating and Drinking
An easy way to limit your consumption is to either use a small plate or a napkin instead of a regular plate.
Don’t eat chips right out of the bag. Make sure you put them on your plate before eating to cut down on mindless snacking.
6. Have fun and enjoy yourself.
Even if you’re being conscious of what you’re eating, you can still laugh, socialize and have a good time!