WASHINGTON – If you haven’t blown your New Year’s diet resolution yet, Super Bowl Sunday can be a real obstacle: Super Bowl parties – get-togethers with food and drink aplenty.
“The football players on the field are probably not going to eat as many calories on Super Bowl Sunday as the viewers will,” says sports nutritionist Beth Misner.
She has some tips on how you can avoid over-indulging:
“Bring some almonds with you – even flavored almonds are all right – and you can have those at that fourth-quarter moment when you’re tempted to go for the brownies or the cookies.
“I would eat a whole bag of almonds before I would (dig) into those chips.”
“Preparation is important. Then, when you’re offered that second or third beer or mixed drink, you can say, ‘Thanks; I’ve got my water.'”
Simple as that, right? Yeah, right. If (when) you do eat and drink too much, Misner has a three-day routine to bring your body back: