January 30, 2013
The Super Bowl is this Sunday and we all know it's not just about football, it's also about the food! So how do those calories translate to your exercise routine after the big game?
We all cringe when we hear the calorie counts on our favorite game day foods, but there are some tips on you how you can eat, but not feel it later!
Super Bowl Sunday is second in line for the most food consumed in a day, following Thanksgiving.
Looking at ways to reduce the number of calories is the number one way, but if you're going all out with your diet, there are some things you should know.
Dr. Charles Platkin is a health expert and diet detective. He has figured out which extreme excercises you'd need to do if you don't eat the healthier options.
For example, two handfuls of potato chips will keep you running... the length of 49 football fields!
Six buffalo wings dipped in ranch means you'd have to do the wave 6,480 times to work off those calories!
Registered Dietician Sandra Luthringer says to choose more fruits and vegetables that have a lot less calories than high fat dips and chicken wings.
Opt for light beer if you don't want to coach professional football for more than three hours to burn the calories!
Watching your alcohol intake by substituting a bit of water in between, helps reduce your calories through the day.
Theoretically, it takes 3100 calories to put on a pound of body fat.
For you over-achievers, why not get ahead of the "game" and burn calories while you eat?
Glenwood Park YMCA's Nancy Foor says working out during the game can be fun if you're having a party. People can do squats and add jumps as plays get exciting, or do fast "football feet" while watching the game.
The bottom line is, if you're going to indulge, step up your workout either during the game or the day after. Or, find healthier options when you hit the snack table.