Keep the Superbowl from Ruining Your Diet
Published in Associated Content on Yahoo, by Steve
The Superbowl is only weeks away and, with the fattening
foods and drinks, it's the first event that gives you an
excuse to blow your New Year's Resolution of eating right
and staying in shape.
So, before Superbowl Sunday gets here, it's time for you to
plan ahead to keep from putting on extra pounds and feeling
guilty for the rest of the year.
Throw the Superbowl Bash - Invite friends over to
watch the game and make a big deal out of it. Hosting the
party helps you keep to your diet/exercise program a number
of ways. First, you get to choose the food. Second, you're
going to get plenty of exercise cleaning the house and doing
your host/hostess duties of fetching drinks, taking coats,
etc. And, if you get really involved during the party,
talking to guests and tending to their needs, you won't eat
as much either.
Shop for low calorie snacks -
Vegetable trays are the obvious choice for your party. But,
to add variety, you can include low-fat dips and chips as
well. Baked chips are usually the healthiest. If you remove
the packaging from sight, most of your house guests won't
even notice the difference.
Put the beer/soda in the basement - Or, if you don't
have a basement, put them in a room on the other side of the
house. Since, as the host/hostess, you would be the person
getting the drinks, the extra walking will allow you to burn
Plan an outdoor flag football game - What better way
to keep your friends occupied until the game starts or at
half time. Everyone gets fresh air and a little bit of
exercise before sitting down in front of the television, or
buffet. And, making little flags to wear is a lot more work
than you would think. Just two suggestions: use a Nerf
football and avoid areas with trees or ice to avoid unwanted
Send the leftovers home with your guests - The last
thing your diet needs is a bunch of chips laying around in
easy reach. You may not want to be tempted, but you're only
human. When everyone is done eating make little doggy bags
for each of your guests and make sure they take the food
home with them. Don't take no for an answer.