Posted January 12th, 2017 under Nutrition
10 Game Day Nutrition Tips
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10 Game Day Nutrition Tips
With Football playoffs in full force and the Superbowl happening in the near future, its highly likely that you will be invited to watch a game or two within the next month. Whether or not you’re the host/hostess, these five party tips will help you keep your nutrition and goals in check while enjoying the game with friends and family.
- Make a HUGE batch of chili with 99% fat free ground turkey! Also, Instead of adding cans and cans of beans, up the veggie content with onions & peppers and only add a small can or two of beans to keep the carbs down. I promise you nobody will miss the beef (and many people probably wont even notice). You can serve the chili plain with a dollop of fat free greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and a sprinkle of low fat or fat free cheese to keep that fat in check. You can top chips with the chili for healthy nachos, or even make chili cheese dogs with reduced calorie hot dogs (Hebrew national are good!). Your possibilities are pretty much endless here!
- Bring a bag or two of Quest Protein Chips or Protes Chips to munch on instead of potato chips. Due to their high protein content you’ll be more than satisfied after a bag, and if you really must reach for another, you can do so guilt free! A great macro-friendly dip substitute is Chobani Meze Dip.
- Try baking some healthy game day desserts with protein powder. There are endless ways to substitute protein for flour, and you can even make a frosting out of protein powder and fat free cream cheese! My go-to for finding protein powder recipes is either Pinterest.com or bodybuilding.com.
- If you don’t feel like wasting your macros on alcohol, a tip we always tell people here at Rev is to drink club soda or seltzer with lime. People will assume it’s a vodka club and you won’t be criticized for not drinking (not that anyone should criticize you for that, but it happens) And if you do want to drink alcohol, stick to a vodka club! Or a glass of champagne J
- Either buy a premade fruit/veggie platter or assemble your own! Since zero cooking is required it’s pretty much one of the easiest ways to feed a crowd, and since there will most likely be plenty of unhealthy options, a healthy option will be appreciated by many people.
- Eat out of a smaller plate or bowl. A small dish filled to the brim will satisfy you much more than a large bowl that is barely filled, even if the food amounts are exactly the same.
- Pick and choose! If you really are craving that caramel brownie, find a way to work it into your macros! It’s unreasonable to force yourself to suffer through an entire game without a small indulgence, so make substitutions in other ways. If you know you want that brownie, stay away from the chips and/or appetizers, and vice versa.
- Exercise before! While some people may claim that exercise makes them ravenous, staying on point with your regular gym routine will keep you motivated and more likely to follow through with proper nutrition as well.
- Chew gum and drink a lot of water! Even better, bring a toothbrush and brush your teeth after you have had enough food to feel satisfied.
- If you are the host/hostess, keep the food in the kitchen, away from the main event. If you are a party guest, sit far away from the food. If it is within reach you will be tempted much more!
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Written by: Emily Ventura BS Public Health