Trying to Stay Healthy Super Bowl Sunday?

This is not an oxymoron.

It is, in fact, possible to both have fun and stay healthy on Super Bowl Sunday, just like every other day. There’s a few different ways you can go about this.

1. Treat it as your “cheat” day. The riskiest of them all. This means you’ll eat super-healthily the rest of the week. You may also eat until you feel like you’re going to explode.

2. Enjoy the treats, but in moderation. Pick your favorite food (THIS DOES NOT MEAN ALL OF THEM) and have a little bit. For me, this is wings. I love ‘em. I’m not sure yet what I’m doing on Sunday, but I’ll have a few wings — not an order of them, and I won’t park myself next to the wings. Make sure to eat before heading out so you don’t want to devour everything you see and ruin your hard work. If there are any veggies there, EAT THEM. They will keep you from overeating the fried stuff.

Stick to just a few drinks. We all know the beer goggles apply not just to the opposite sex but to food.

3. Make swaps. This is easier if you are the one cooking (or bringing a dish), but it’s possible at a bar, too. If you’re cooking, consider making a whole-wheat pizza, or baking, not frying, wings. Put some veggies and meat (or just veggies, if that’s how you roll) on a stick, and you have kebabs! At a bar, ask for a turkey burger instead of a regular burger. Get a salad instead of fries.

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