The biggest football party of the year is today! Grab the
chips ‘n’ dip girl, and don’t forget the wings ‘n’ things—we’re ready to dig
in. But, uh, not quite so fast. Keep these five dos and don’ts in mind when you
hit the refreshment table, and you’ll be munching healthy. Well,
You can totally have your dip and keep your day relatively
healthy. But when you dip, be smart about it. You don’t need a huge dollop on
each chip. Limit it to just enough to be able to taste the creamy goodness.
Think: Light covering rather than drowning.
Balance out the bad
If there is a platter of fruit and veggies available, fill
half your plate with that and load the other half with whatever else you want
to eat. The fiber in produce will fill you up, so you won’t go back to the deep
fried wings when you’re feeling hungry, plus they’re packed with all sorts of
good-for-you vitamins and minerals.
Eat off a small, appetizer-size plate instead of a whopping
dinner-size plate. Research says that we’re tempted to fill our plate to the
max—and that we’re conditioned to clear it, even if we’re full long before the
plate if empty. Want seconds? Go for it.
Stick it to soda
Limit yourself to one can of soda for the night. After that,
restrict yourself to ice water with a squirt of lemon or lime if you’re craving
flavor. It’s an easy way to get your fizz fix…but not add on needless calories
and lots of sugar you won’t even notice.
Share your sweets
Grab your gals and hit the dessert spread together. Pile one
plate high with all the things you want to try, then share it among the whole
group. That way, you get to taste everything without gobbling down tons of
cookies, slices of cake and more.
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, how to cut out junk food, Super Bowl