Super Bowl Health Hacks

For many football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is a national holiday. And no holiday is complete without a plethora of sweet treats, greasy, calorie-laden snacks, and sugary drinks. The Super Bowl landed on Forbe’s list of “America’s 10 Most Fattening Holidays,” right behind Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick’s Day.

It’s easy to get into the “it only comes once a year” mentality, but let’s be real. There are a lot of food-centric days in the year that can start to add up, considering the average American consumes 2,400 empty calories at Super Bowl parties. We’re all about the 80/20 balance for a happy life, because nobody is perfect. But indulging doesn’t have to mean eating over a day’s worth of calories in one sitting.

We’re not saying you have to sit on the sidelines and deprive yourself on Super Bowl Sunday. Check out our health hacks so you can leave Sunday guilt-free.

Super Bowl Morning Workout

No matter how busy you are preparing for your party, today isn’t the day to skip your workout. Fit in a quick killer ab workout or get yourself on the treadmill. Whatever you choose, just get yourself movin’ in preparation for an evening of food, booze and screaming for you team.

Check out this perfectly themed JT workout to really get you going, or head to our Pinterest page for plenty of quick workout ideas.

Healthy Munching

Instead of mindless calorie consuming, have a game plan going into your Super Bowl party. Have a healthy snack and water before you head to your party. Grab a smaller plate and space out your munching. This allows your brain to get the signal that you’re actually full. Go for the fiber loaded foods to help make those wings a little less tempting. Go for pizza or sliders, the protein and fat will help keep you full, focused and less likely to mindlessly much.

You can also always prepare something yourself to ensure there’s something slightly more healthy at the party. Check out these healthier Super Bowl foods that don’t suck.

Booze

Let’s be real, there’s no Super Bowl party without booze. There’s nothing wrong with grabbing a few beers or cocktails, but there are some health hacks you can follow to cut your calories in half.

You may also mistake thirst for hunger, so start your Super Bowl Sunday off with a glass of water and shoot for one glass every other cocktail. Check out these healthier cocktail recipes for a guilt-free party you can actually enjoy.

When it comes to beer, there are plenty of lower cal options that make a big difference to your diet. Check out the best low-calorie beers for your party –