The Big day is here!! Today we will watch the LA Rams and Cincinnati Bengals clash in the Rams new stadium. But honestly, this American holiday is just as much about the game as it is about indulging in food and drink. Planning a healthy menu for the big game allows you to enjoy the experience without sacrificing the goals you have established for yourself.
Why not overindulge this Sunday?!?!? It only comes once a year. That mindset is a slippery slope . . . Valentines day is right around the corner, then Easter, Memorial Day, Independence day . . . That is a lot of overindulging. So here are 5 tips to help you stay on track and enjoy the big Game . . .
Protein Packed Snacks
Snacking on chips, cookies, and beer during a 4 hour game can leave you feeling sluggish. Probably lead to a sick day on Monday. You can substitute in protein rich snacks like Krave Zero Sugar Jerky, deviled eggs, turkey roll-ups, nuts, meat trays, etc.
Veggie trays are always a huge hit! Raw vegetables like, bell peppers, celery, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, etc . . . Add this with some spicy hummus, some guacamole, and you my friend are set.
Break Out the Meal
Finger foods are a staple on Superbowl . . . But, if you plan for a meal during halftime (grilled chicken, chicken burgers, steak, etc), you have a better chance of staying on track with your goals. A well balanced meal is more satisfying and nourishing. You will feel energized and ready to go.
Beer and hard alcohol is of course the number 1 drink consumed during the game. If you make healthier options more readily available, you have a higher chance of staying on track. Flavored sparkling waters, jugs of BCAAs or EAAs. If you plan to splurge and drink some alcohol, rotate it with water. Drink a beer, followed by a glass of water. This will make you feel fuller ultimately forcing you to drink less . . . Plus the additional hydration will help you mitigate potential for a hangover the following day.
Pass on Sweets
Baked goods and sweet sugary delights are a train wreck for your fitness and healthy inspired living. Avoid them . . . Stick by the vegetable trays, the meat, use some will power and just say no. If you have a hankering for sweets, substitute the sugar mounds with some basic fruit (Strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon). These are a much healthier option and should help curb that sugary craving.
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