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Healthy On Super Bowl Food

By: Teresa Moua-Her
By: Teresa Moua-Her

Next to Thanksgiving Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating event of the year for Americans.
During the Super Bowl, people reportedly eat over 50% more.
But there's certain choices people can take to keep that party entertaining yet healthy.
With the big game coming up in just two days, people can probably see the typical party snacks at this Sunday's Super Bowl get-togethers: the high-fat potato chips, or the extra large, extra-carb slices of pizza.
Don't forget that can of beer that might add to those other high calorie foods.
What can be done to make a difference?
Dietician Susan Miller says people can start by offering healthy snacks instead of the bag of chips.
?Popcorn. It's not as high in fat. It's much lower in fat than chips and it's still crunchy and good,? Miller says.
Another tip to make the party fun yet healthy for guests is to offer foods and munchies in smaller serving bowls.
A recent study showed people eating from large bowls ate 56% more than those eating from smaller bowls.
Eau Claire personal chef Laurel Robertson doesn't say different.
?If it's a smaller bowl you might feel, ?well, I?ll just have a little because there needs to be enough to go around.?
But even though smaller bowls might help a bit more can be done.
Robertson says, ?Go slow. Moderation is truly the key with our food choices.?
She also advises people distance themselves from the food table if they're constantly going back for more.
Besides eating more veggies, Robertson and Miller both add having other kinds of drinks besides beer is also advised.


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