Whether you’re a football fan or not, Super Bowl Sunday is a great way to socialize with friends over food and drinks. After devoting your week to healthy eating and regular workouts don’t throw it all out the window with drastic unhealthy choices this weekend. If you still want to have fun however not derail from your everyday healthy lifestyle take a look at the tips below that Lola Gets Active and Simple Swaps Challenge suggest!
Bring a healthy side: You can’t control how many of your friends will be bringing a vat of their famous spinach dip, but you can save a few calories by bringing a healthier treat that you can’t wait to eat. Bone up on ideas for healthy Super Bowl dips and snacks with this recipe guide and bring something calorie-conscious yet still delicious to the table.
Get up, stand up: Yes, for some, the Super Bowl is all about the commercials, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t watch while moving. Sitting for all those hours just isn’t healthy, so instead of staying still once you’ve found a seat on the couch, take a few TV breaks by making your rounds at the party or excusing yourself for a stretching session (just make sure you aren’t distracting die-hard TV watchers in the process!).
Steer clear and swap the drinks below with…
· 15 ounces of Skinnygirl Sangria: 396 calories
· 24 ounces of Heineken: 300 calories
· 16 ounces Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas: 440 calories
… these waist friends cocktails!
· 24 ounces of Miller64: 128 calories
· 24 ounces of Miller Lite: 192 calories
· 12 ounces of white wine: 240 calories
Alternate with water: There’s nothing like a good beer to accompany a game of football, but all the celebrating can make you a little more than tipsy — not to mention bloated! Whether you’re a cocktail, wine, or beer lover (see above), limit the imbibing by alternating each drink with a tall glass of water. Drinking water regularly will help keep you mindful of just how many drinks you’re having, and you’ll stay hydrated as well (no hangover here!).
Take a reality check: Much of the Super Bowl celebrations revolve around the tasty potluck spread, but just because it’s there doesn’t mean you have to park yourself at the food table. Choose wisely while you partake, and be sure to ask yourself these questions before plating up seconds.
Make the rest of the day active: If you know you just can’t miss a second of the action, make before and after the game your time for a workout. Go to the gym, walk to the party, or pop in a DVD when you get home to ensure you’re combating your couch time with something healthy and active movements.
Most importantly have FUN this Sunday!
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