It’s that time again! Excitement for the big game festivities with booze, commercials, and most importantly, snacks. Let’s face it, football snacks usually aren’t the healthiest… According to the National Chicken Council, Americans will consume 1.25 billion chicken wings this weekend. Now, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy yourself! When you feel like you are on a diet, all you can think about is what you can’t have. At Live In Fitness we teach you how to do it in a more balanced way.
Here are some tips to keep you on track, while also enjoying the game:
1. Plan Ahead
Set yourself up for positives by looking into the future. No one said you couldn’t enjoy a few tasty party snacks. You just need to balance out what you’re eating. You know what you’re doing this week. You know when that football party is happening. So plan for it! Watch what you eat during the week, so that you can reward yourself at the end of it.
2. Figure Out Your Eating Style
Are you a quantity eater or a quality eater? Some of us enjoy the pizza at the party, while others of us are fine with the pretzel mix or the veggies and dip. Figure out your discipline and eating style. If you know you’re a quantity eater, then make sure to bring the chips and salsa to the party, and ditch the pizza. If you’re a quality eater, then watch how many slices of pizza you eat. We recommend eating one slice and pairing it with a salad.
3. Forgive Yourself
As we try to plan for the weekend, mistakes will be made. No one’s perfect! Remember, you can’t change the past. Look forward to the future, and train yourself to wait until the weekend to go snack crazy. Trust us, it will be worth it!