Did your New Year's resolution of eating healthier decline right along with the Broncos this Sunday? You are not alone! The average Super Bowl spectator consumes 1,200 calories in food throughout the game. That's almost a whole day's worth of calories!! The worst part? Most of those calories come from artery-clogging saturated fats and gut-enlarging sugars. Around 1 billion chicken wings and 4 million pizzas were estimated to have been ordered on Super Bowl sunday. One chicken wing contains 70-100 calories. I don't know about you, but I don't stop at just one chicken wing. A half dozen chicken wings is close to 600 calories! Is snacking on chips and dips more your thing? There are 150 calories in 3Tbsp of spinach artichoke dip (that's not counting the chips you are using to scoop the dip). Once you think about this, you don't even want to fathom the additional calories you consumed in drinks.
Social gatherings in general are hard on a person's weight management plan; it's not just the Super Bowl. Americans eat 300-500 more calories per meal when they are away from home. Is it really that we don't know what to order or is it that we don't have anyone holding us accountable? The need for a little push every now and then does not mean you are weak. It means you are normal. We need accountability in all aspects of life: spiritually, professionally, and physically. You invest in a personal trainer to keep you coming back to the gym. So why not invest in a registered dietitian to keep you eating healthier? Give me a call and let's start working together today!