Super Bowl Snacks Portion Sizes and Healthy Alternatives
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We’ve already given you the exercise portion the Super Bowl Workout Game, yet what about when it comes to your diet this Sunday?! Greatist.com states that “on Super Bowl Sunday, Americans consume an estimated 1.25 billion chicken wings, 4.4 million pizzas, and 11.2 million pounds of potato chips. That comes to about 1,200 calories per football fan.”
Well there goes that New Year Resolution’s you were working so hard on maintaining. Instead we want to help you stay on track and “convert that loss into a win.” Check out this portion guide from Greatist “to sideline any post-game regrets.”
Those famous Super Bowl chicken wings, no proper football party is complete without them. With one wing coming in at about 94 calories and 6 grams of fat, not including the ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce, that is sure to crush your diet game plan. A serving size is about two wings and a tablespoon of blue cheese which is equivalent to two whistles and one ping pong ball. This serving still comes out to be about 264 calories though, so if you are looking for something a little less calories check out LiveStrong’s Healthy Ways to Cook Chicken Wings to save yourself calories!
When it comes to that tasty seven-layer dip and chips they rack in 140 calories for about 2 tablespoons of dip and 3 chips, this comes out to be 3 football cards and one mouth guard; yet we all know we can’t simple stop at 3 dips of this tasty stuff. If you gotta have the dip, try using celery sticks instead. You still get that crunch without at the extra calories and refined carbs the tortilla chips add.
Now what do you do when you have that friend that goes all out making delicious potato skins that are just too tempting to resist?! Stick to the portion size. Greatist states the serving size equivalent for potato skins is two rolls of athletic tape; this only comes out to be about two skins. The unfortunate part is these two “carb-heavy taters can clock in about 220 calories and 14 grams of fat.” Instead try these Healthy Sweet Potato Skins that give you more bang for your buck. Not only do you get more potato for the same amount of calories, but you get higher protein, fiber and vitamins with the sweet potato verse the white potato versions.
Be sure to stick to portion sizes and make healthy alternative swaps when you can this Sunday, but most of all just remember to enjoy the day with friends and make up for any slip ups Monday with this Intense Incline Treadmill Workout or one of these other Treadmill Workouts to burn off those extra calories!