Updated: Jan 31, 2020
The big party, I mean game, is only days away.
Keep these tips in mind to have a great time, without sabotaging your progress.
1. Start your day off with some exercise.
Sunday might traditionally be your day to rest, but with the increased likelihood that you may snack more than usual, any extra work can go a long way.
3 mile walk
2. Bring a party food that you can trust.
You don't want to get stuck with nothing to eat so take control of your situation and offer to bring something that is both healthy and delicious for you and your friends to enjoy.
Root vegetable fries
3. Have a healthy high protein meal before you head to the party.
Fried appetizers don't always boast the most nutritious profile. Have something ahead of time to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals and help keep cravings at bay.
Protein shake with fruits and vegetables
Grilled chicken salad with olive oil and vinegar
4. Try not to sit at the food table, instead use a small plate to bring the food to where you are.
It is a lot easier to deny yourself a dozen cookies when you would have to get up and block everyone's view of the TV. You wouldn't want to be the reason that they miss their favorite player scoring a touchdown would you?
5. Remember that alcoholic drinks have calories, some way more than others.
Light beer and plain unflavored liquor mixed with low or no calorie mixers will typically set you back 70-100 calories.
Full calorie beers and cocktails mixed with syrups or full sugar soda on the other hand can pack anywhere from 150 - 300 calories.
Vodka with water and fresh fruit slices
6. Have fun!
If you are a Chiefs or 49ers fan enjoy this, your team may never get to the big game again, just ask my friends from Cleveland. There is nothing wrong with indulging every once in awhile. Don't get anxious or throw in the towel if you have more chicken wings than you planned to, just make up for it with a great Monday.