The Super Bowl Hangover Cure

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gets a Gatorade shower

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gets a Gatorade shower.

OK, so another Super Bowl is over, Seattle Seahawks stomped all over the Denver Broncos winning the game 43-8 following the fastest first score Super Bowl history. Already people are talking about the “Audi Commercial“, which indeed very amusing and a reminder that it is not a good idea to mess with something that works. So no more doberhuahuas! The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a new guide to ensuring that you stay healthy when eating food with your hands, Dietitians Online covered this nicely so we do not need to.

What will be causing some heartache today, even for those who are not Denver fans, is that The A good weight loss plan is more about consistency than substance is for many a super supper bowl of endless junk food and booze which amounts to several thousand calories and an extra inch of fat on the already bulging gut.

A friend posted this on Facebook earlier, I assume a screenshot from the TV coverage of the Super Bowl. Some “fun facts and figures”:

Superbowl hangover

 

14,500 tons of chips, 8 million tons of guacamole and 1.25 billion chicken wings!


I am not sure how accurate these statistics are, 1,250,000,000 chicken wings is a lot for even America – if 100,000,000 watch the Super Bowl it will mean each person eating 12.5 chicken wings. Possible that everybody eats chicken, but a little hard to believe!

But the real story is not the use of robust statistical analysis of what Americans are eating during the game, but the fact that so many people binge like crazy during the game.

The Super Bowl is the highlight of the NFL calendar and pits the finest, fittest, strongest football players against each other. It should be a celebration of all things fit and healthy, but apart from the players on the pitch (with the awesome Russell Wilson leading the way) the rear of the nation celebrates with four hours of eating and drinking.

The Cure?

Well, if you missed making a New Year Resolution then it is time to make a New Month Resolution. It is February, the main sporting event of the year is over already, so time to start training for next year’s super binge.

Eat less, move more

This is a good opportunity to remind you that all diets are really equal, but not required. Eat less food every day and eat less food every meal.

A good weight loss plan is more about consistency than substance, studies have proved already that there is not one single weight loss plan or diet plan that beats all overs. The only way to lose weight and get fit is to find a plan that you can bear and stick to it.

The easiest way is to simply eat much less in every meal and have no snacks at all. Say goodbye to the chips, chicken wings and guacamole. Eat a light breakfast, or skip it entirely, have soup for lunch and a small salad for dinner. Drink water or coffee, avoid all soft drinks including diet versions – they all mess up your appetite and metabolism.

Check out our diet and weight loss sections. And start a daily exercise plan. And leave the superbowl of chips at the supermarket. Oh, and unless you are exercising for four hours a day, don’t drink those sports “hydration” drinks – they are designed to provide extra sugar for athletes, you really don’t need it.

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