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:
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