“Almost everyone has been in a situation in which they’ve felt this pressure, but people-pleasers seem especially sensitive to it.”
Beth Hubrich, a registered dietitian with the Council recommends pre-planning your Super Bowl event and menu to include no-fat and low-fat chips and dips. She says choosing fat-free potato chips for the big game could save up to 300 calories per person.
When it comes to dips, it is possible to cut the fat without losing the flavor.
Also, try getting a little extra physical activity to burn off super bowl snacks by tossing the football at halftime or walking to a neighbors house to get a play by play or plan a pre-game workout, Hubrich says.
The Calorie Control Council has a list of healthy Super Bowl party-worthy spreads and dip recipes online at http://www.caloriecontrol.org/recipes-for-a-healthy-lifestyle
Lynette Summerill, an award-winning writer and scuba enthusiast lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two beach loving dogs. In addition to writing about cancer-related issues for EmpowHER, her work has been seen in newspapers and magazines around the world.
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Calorie Control Council release. Score big on game day. Beth Hubrich. 24 January 2012. Accessed online 1 February 2012 at: http://www.caloriecontrol.org/pressrelease/score-healthy-super-bowl-reci...