Lose While You Win

Guess what this weekend is? You guessed it. It’s Super Bowl Sunday! The day football fans everywhere look forward to. And even if you aren’t a fan of football, who can deny the great football food and camaraderie?

However, are you worried that this weekend might set you back on your fitness goals?

Worry no longer. Here are some tips on staying on top of your fitness and nutrition while still enjoying yourself and the game.

Ok, so here is two ways to approach the big day. You can approach it with fitness in mind or with nutrition…or both.

Fitness wise, instead of playing drinking games every time there is a touch down do something active!

How about this:

      Every Touchdown – 15 push-ups

      Every Field Goal – 15 squats

      Every Extra Point – 5 Burpees

      Every Safety – 50 Jumping Jacks

      Every First Down – 20 Seconds of Planks

And feel free to throw in more workout sets or change the workouts prescribed, and you can get your friends to join you and turn it into a competition.

And now nutrition.

This is the hard one to crackdown on on a day like Super Bowl Sunday. Because mindless eating is hard to avoid.

So, instead of grabbing a soda try grabbing a water.

Now for the food, most Super Bowl Parties are a potluck. So here are some healthy twists on some classic tailgating food that you can bring to the party.

      Sweet Potato Skins instead of Potato Skins

      Chips and Broccomole instead of Guacamole

      Gorgonzola Turkey Burger Sliders instead of Cheeseburgers

      Spinach and Artichoke Dip instead of Buffalo Chicken Dip

And these are just a handful of food ideas that you could make that are healthier than the classics, but still taste just as good – if not better! And these foods will help you stay on track with your nutrition and fitness goals.

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday!

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