The big game doesn’t have to be a big obstacle on your weight-loss journey. A few simple substitutions in your tailgating menu can help you win at your next weigh-in.
Ditch the fatty chips and dips!
You can still enjoy a satisfying crunch and creamy scoop if you swap your chips for fresh crudités and your queso for a yogurt-, veggie- or bean-based dip, such as:
Guacamame (edamame guacamole)
Buh-bye brats, burgers and hot dogs…
Hello, clean, lean grilling! There are plenty of ways to enjoy a BBQ experience without high-fat red meats or sodium-packed processed pork. Try a few of these options instead:
Cut back the peanuts, pretzels and popcorn.
While all of these can be satisfying snacks in moderation (and with low-sodium, low-fat preparation), it’s way too easy to mindlessly gorge on them if your attention is on an exciting game. If you’re going to eat nuts, choose dry-roasted or raw almonds, pistachios or cashews for a protein and omega-3 boost. Pretzels should be low-fat and popcorn should be popped without oil or butter. Portion out any of these snacks in advance so you can’t overindulge without noticing. Other salty, crunchy and nutritious alternatives:
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