Health Talk Today

Super Bowl Party Tips

Super Bowl XLVIIt’s estimated that 155,000,000,0000 calories will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.

Courtyard by Marriott is the official hotel sponsor of the NFL. The results of their Super Bowl Study were not so surprising. If you want your party to be a success, just stick with the basics …

  • 61% of U.S. Super bowl fans want potato chips and dip, the most popular snack at Super Bowl parties.
  • 55% chose pizza.
  • 41% want nachos.
  • 38% are planning sub sandwiches.
  • 37% love barbecue chicken and barbecue ribs.
  • 35% voted for fried finger foods.
  • 32% will be eating burgers.
  • 28% thought vegetables or other (probably healthy) snacks were an option.

Now that adds up to way more than 100%, so I’m guessing no one wants just one snack. So, how do you please your party-going crowd, but still stay sensible? Here are some suggestions …
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Eat healthy and sensible before and after the party.

  • Don’t go to the party so hungry that you’ll eat everything in site.
  • Eat sensibly the day before and the day after the party. Then, average your calories over the 3 days.
  • Drinking meal replacement shakes the day before and after the party are a smart way to balance out the party food.

Portion control.

  • Use a smaller plate. It’ll look like a plateful with much fewer calories.
  • Eat slowly. Let your brain catch up with your stomach to tell you when you’re full.
  • Snack on fruits and raw veggies. It’ll keep you crunching.
  • Splurge on small portions of the party foods you REALLY love.


  • Parties are a great time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
  • Move around the room, greeting and chatting.
  • Don’t plant yourself at the buffet table where it’s easy to just keep eating.

What are your favorite party tips? Leave a comment with your favorite tip.

Marilyn Kvasnok

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