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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Superbowl Eating Madness!

To eat or not to eat...Superbowl Snacking...

Since we are your trainers and are supposed to steer you in the right direction foodwise…here are some healthy – YET TASTY LOOKING – alternatives to superbowl snacking and eating.  There’s around 25 recipes to choose from.

Average Calories consumed Superbowl Sunday: according to USA Today…a fine source of irrelevant information, it's only second behind Thanksgiving for the average amount of calories consumed in a day!!!
Nachos are a popular Super Bowl party snack that pack several calories.But you might be surprised at just how many calories some of the common Super Bowl snacks can add to your diet, especially because you tend to eat more than one serving.

- One slice of pepperoni: 221 calories,
- Four slices of pepperoni: 884 calories.
- One slice of thick-crust pepperoni: 284 calories
- Four slices of thick-crust pepperoni: 1,135 calories.

And it's not just calories you need to watch out for. Four thick-crust slices will have you downing more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium. That's right at the governments new daily limit for most of us and well above what they recommend for people 51 and older.

- 12-ounce can of beer: 100 to 200 calories
- 20-ounce sugared soda:250 calories - none of you better be drinking soda!

- A dozen chips and cheese salsa: 300 calories
- Three chicken wings: 200 calories

To give you an example of just how quickly all of this can add up, imagine a typical Super Bowl party where over a three- to four-hour game, you eat four slices of pepperoni pizza (1135 calories), grab a beer (150 calories), eat six chicken wings (400 calories), then grab a couple dozen tortilla chips with some cheese salsa (600 calories). The total for just that short time: 2,285 calories. 

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