Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Super Bowl Snack Shocker

Myth or Fact? A few Super Bowl bar snacks can equal the total number of calories I should consume in one day?

SAD BUT TRUE (FACT)! Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year (second only to Thanksgiving) - But don’t let this interfere with your weight loss goals! Instead, let me offer you some simple, healthy substitutions that will keep you feeling energized and on track.

I recommend that you steer clear of snacks like these...

5 fried chicken wings - Calories 800; Fat g 50
Nachos (6 chips with cheese) - Calories 600; Fat g 34
Potato chips (10) with 2 tbsp onion dip- Calories 210; Fat g 15
3 beers (12 oz each) - Calories 450; Fat g 0

Grand Total: 2060 Calories 99 grams of fat

And instead gravitate toward snacks like these...

5 Baked Chicken Wings - Calories 375; Fat g 23
4 baked whole wheat pitas slices and 1/3 cup garlic/white bean dip - Calories 175; Fat g 5
4 cups non fat air popped popcorn - Calories 110; Fat g 0
All the water you want

Grand Total: 660 Calories 28 grams of fat

And if the above aren't enough, here are a few more snacking secrets that I recommend to all my clients:

  • Substitute low-fat Greek yogurt for sour cream
  • Drink light beer instead of regular beer
  • Order pizza with veggies and light cheese instead of meat lovers pizza
  • Eat vegetarian chili instead of beef chili
  • Make subs using mustard instead of mayo
  • Order a fruit platter
  • Take a walk during halftime

And remember, if you indulged a little more than usual, it’s just one day. Make sure to get right back on track the next morning.

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