Ah, the Super Bowl -- if you're still respecting your New Year's resolution to lose weight, "Junk Food Thanksgiving" can put a serious dent in your efforts with all the chips, pizzas, sodas and pigs in blankets littering your end zone.
How bad can it get?
You’d have to play 30 minutes of professional football to burn off two handfuls of cheese puffs, according to Charles Platkin, editor of DietDetective.com. He suggests subbing the cheese puffs for homemade popcorn spritzed with a little butter spray and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Heather Bauer, registered dietitian and author of Bread is the Devil, Heather Bauer says to make sure you’re not starving when you get to your Super Bowl bash. Make sure you eat regular meals today before you arrive at the party.
Exercise physiologist Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey’s diet and fitness pro and founder of the weight-loss program TheBestLife.com, offers these tips:
- Instead of fried chicken wings, try baked ones.
- Use ground turkey instead of beef in your chili.
- Bison burgers make a leaner burger than standard beef.
Want more quick healthy Super Bowl snack ideas? Check out the list below.