07:22pm Wednesday 13 December 2017

Will Super Bowl Party be the Death of Your New Year's Diet Resolution?

MAYWOOD, Ill. — Loyola University Health System dietitian Gina Bucciferro is offering these and other tips for people attending Sunday’s Super Bowl parties: Eat a small meal first, so you don’t wind up snacking all night. Exercise beforehand to burn some calories. Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all. Besides adding empty calories, alcohol blocks your inhibition against overeating.

For people hosting Super Bowl parties, Bucciferro advises: Serve pretzels or microwave popcorn rather than potato chips and provide fruit trays instead of assorted cheeses. Serve vegetable snacks, such as celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, cauliflower and broccoli. Use low-fat sour cream or low fat cheese in dips. Salsa is good, too. Order pizza with extra vegetables and no extra cheese. For chili, use lean beef or ground turkey, or try vegetarian.

“It’s ok to occasionally treat yourself on a special occasion like Super Bowl Sunday,” Bucciferro said. “But avoid overeating all the leftovers, which could set you up for getting off track long-term. If you choose wisely, you can maintain your diet.”

MAYWOOD, Ill. — Loyola University Health System dietitian Gina Bucciferro is offering these and other tips for people attending Sunday’s Super Bowl parties: Eat a small meal first, so you don’t wind up snacking all night. Exercise beforehand to burn some calories. Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all. Besides adding empty calories, alcohol blocks your inhibition against overeating.

For people hosting Super Bowl parties, Bucciferro advises: Serve pretzels or microwave popcorn rather than potato chips and provide fruit trays instead of assorted cheeses. Serve vegetable snacks, such as celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, cauliflower and broccoli. Use low-fat sour cream or low fat cheese in dips. Salsa is good, too. Order pizza with extra vegetables and no extra cheese. For chili, use lean beef or ground turkey, or try vegetarian.

“It’s ok to occasionally treat yourself on a special occasion like Super Bowl Sunday,” Bucciferro said. “But avoid overeating all the leftovers, which could set you up for getting off track long-term. If you choose wisely, you can maintain your diet.”


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