NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Bowl Sunday's almost here-and what better time to blow-off your new year's resolution of eating healthy and losing some weight. Right? As more than 90 million Americans-and nearly a billion worldwide-gear up to watch TV's biggest event of the year, we plan parties predicting the collapse of our new year's weight-loss goals. Not so fast!
With those big-guy pro's gearing up for Super Bowl XLII, so can you.
Don't time-out from your health goals-play smart. Dr. Wendy Bazilian,
author of The SuperFoodsRx Diet (Rodale/Jan 2008/ $25.95/Hardcover) can
help you make savvy nutritional choices.
1. Get a game plan. Players gear up for game day...you can too. Think
about your progress and staying on track. Jot down a few key plays in
your playbook: What's my weight? When will I exercise today? If you're
hosting the party, decide what healthy items you'll serve. Or if you're
going to a friend's, plan your choices. Tackle the day with the winning
2. Get moving. Game time is 6 pm ET. That's plenty of time for a morning
hike or a pre-game flag football game with your kids or pals. Rev up
your energy, get your game face and show your team spirit actively. You
can burn 200-300 calories in 30 minutes of activity-enough to balance
that extra slice of pizza, chili, pint of beer or dessert later.
3. Snacking SuperFoods-style. Gourmet and exciting can also be healthy and
nutritious! Add pizzazz with colorful SuperFoods vegetables, innovative
low-fat dips and scrumptious finger foods. You can spruce-up your
guacamole and be hip with mini pizzas and tasty baked tortillas chips
alongside hit-of-the-party salsa. Score a touchdown with SuperFoods
fruit-with grilled fruits, fruit kebabs and even football-shaped
watermelon slices. Party-pleasing recipes include:
-- Homemade Tortilla Chips
-- Salsa Bean Dip
-- Toasted Nuts and Seeds
-- Turkey (Or Tofu) Meatballs
-- Four Bean Chili
-- Greek Salad Roll-Ups
4. Show your football fashion savvy. Planning on wearing the oversized
jersey of your favorite player? Don't! A baggy team jersey makes it
easier to get off track. Wear jeans or fitted pants with your logo
gear. And absolutely do not wear loose-fitting, elastic waistband
sweatpants! These allow you to expand as you go ... dieter's disaster!
Be victorious with a good offensive and defensive strategy going into the game. Don't be intercepted and keep focused on the healthy win.
Dr. Wendy Bazilian is a doctor of public health and nutrition and registered dietitian. She is owner of Bazilian's Health Clinic in San Diego and the Nutrition Specialist at the renowned Golden Door spa and fitness resort in Escondido, CA.
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