The holidays are over, decorations are no longer up and we are moving on with 2017. With Valentines Day as the next holiday it is safe to say you won't have to over indulge like you did on Christmas. Although chocolates are the best V-Day gift. In my opinion, the next big eating event is the Super Bowl. Because, really thats what all holidays are anyway, just big events where you can pig out with family and friends. I love the Super Bowl for the food and drinks. Not so much the football, mainly because I don't really know what's going on. Oh and the half time show! The best part.
But when it comes to your Sunday afternoon hang out, you want to enjoy yourself without having to completely ruin a weeks worth of hard work. We eat healthy, work out, drink water, do all the necessary things to stay in good spirits and don't want to break it for one night. Yes, it is fine to have a cheat meal but you don't want it turning into a cheat day. So how do you stay on the good side? Simple!
When attending a Super Bowl party everyone usually brings a couple things to the game. So you have two great ways to stay on track and not fumble into your Monday hungover and feeling fat.
1. If you are asked to bring something, pick up alcohol that you know you'll drink. Most games have beer, so pick up a light beer if that's your thing or liquor to mix with a seltzer or soda water.
2. When it comes to bringing food, you don't want to be that person that brings something no one likes. But you also don't want to be the person who brings something that tastes good but gives everyone heartburn after. Take the usual appetizers and make healthier versions. (Check out my healthy recipes tab)
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3. Eat foods that you know aren't bad for you. While there will always be options for mozzarella sticks and fried goodies, look for the veggies and dips, or even some protein like a couple of chicken wings (if they're not drenched in bbq sauce)
4. Eat before you go! Have a meal before you leave for your game so you aren't starving and drooling over foods you might want but won't eat. Eat a meal packed with protein and vegetables to keep you full.
Enjoy the game!