In my last HMR group call, we discussed preparedness for the Superbowl. I thought to myself, 'who cares'. What does football have to do with weight? Well, apparently, a lot.
Apparently, Americans consume 27 Billion Calories in Chips alone.
There is about $55 Million spent on food, and the average amount of calories consumed just on grazing, not even meals, is 1200 calories and 50 grams of fat!
So, now I am worried. How do I not give into this pressure? I too, am going to be going to a Superbowl party. I know it is Wednesday, but I need a plan.
The class suggestions were the following. I am sharing, because if I am in trouble, I know some of you are too!
1. Eat before the party. Arriving full reduces the need to overeat.
2. Bring Healthy Options. Give your guest a surprise plate of veggies or Hummus or Bean salad.
3. Only eat from a plate. No grazing. Fill a plate with food and eat from there. Do not eat in front of the food tables where all the snacks live. You will do a lot of unconscious eating.
4. Keep your wrappers & cans. If you are snacking, keep all your wrappers and beverage cans in front of you, so you are reminded what you have consumed.
If any of you have any other ideas. Please leave them in the comments.