I ended up bringing a six-pack of Corona to the party and drinking about four and still feeling completely sober. I used to only drink light beers like Corona, but I’ve found that now that I’ve started enjoying better, tastier beers, I only need one or two because they’re so much more filling.
AND THE GIANTS WON!
I get a lot of pitches, and spare you from most of them, but I got a pretty funny one last week. Charles Platkin, PhD, MPH, assistant professor at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and editor of DietDetective.com sent me some funny stats about what you’d have to do to burn off the calories in some typical Super Bowl foods and what are healthier swaps.
THREE FRIED MAC AND CHEESE BALLS = RUNNING 249 FOOTBALL FIELDS
At more than 500 calories per ball, made with peanut oil, egg, cheese, butter, flour, macaroni, milk and more, what do you expect?
Fit Tip: Try baking, adding veggies and using whole-wheat pasta and low-fat cheese.
THREE PIGS IN BLANKETS = PLAYING CATCH WITH A FOOTBALL FOR 68 MINUTES (NONSTOP)
Hot dogs wrapped in a crescent or biscuit dough adds up: Each one you pop in your mouth is 66 calories.
Fit Tip: Low calorie franks (fat free), with low-fat crescent dough.
THREE SLICES OF PIZZA HUT MEAT LOVER’S PIZZA = 1,229 MINUTES OF TEBOWING
That’s more than 20 hours of continuous praying to burn off those calories. Each slice is loaded with high-calorie meats, including pepperoni, ham, beef, bacon and sausage.
Fit Tip: Try cheeseless pizza with plenty of veggies — broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms or even artichoke hearts — on top. Also, avoid personal pan and stuffed-crust pizzas: The thick, oily crust equals added fat and calories.
I certainly indulged some yesterday, but I don’t feel gross or regret anything. I didn’t sit in front of the food, which helps a ton. I don’t have the willpower to not mindlessly graze if a table of food is in front of me.