Friday, February 2, 2007
Yup, this Sunday marks two special days. Obviously it is the Super Bowl, and it is also National Soup Day.
Did you know that the Super Bowl rates as the second-highest holiday for consumption of massive amounts of food, following only behind Turkey Day?
Or how about that Hallmark Inc. says that hosting a Super Bowl party is the No. 1 at-home shindig? It even scores in above New Year's Eve!
It is expected that more than $55 million will be spent on food and beverages this week.
I wish I knew how much is normally spent to really see the difference in that amount. Nonetheless, it really is a lot of money.
The other interesting thing about the Super Bowl is that it is often the day that people blow their resolutions.
So this year, plan to take a healthy snack to the party you will be attending, so that there is an option for you.
I love the idea of air-popped popcorn infused with lime juice and chili powder. Or, you could bring a yummy, healthy homemade soup (celebrating two days in one!).
Take fruit, especially apples, which will give you something sweet to munch on. And, chocolate pudding is always a favorite (sugar-free and fat-free), too.
In reading my blog last year from the Super Bowl, the biggest thing I noticed is how great I felt when the game was over and I had not gorged.
Even if you are going to eat some of the not-so-healthy snacks, remember portion control.
Some other ideas are to MOVE away from the snack area. Drink lots of water. Eat before you go to the party.
And, if you blow your resolution for 2007, just start over on Monday! Don't let one day stop your progress!
And, that's the last word, until Monday.