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Healthy Super Bowl eating tips

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Thu, Jan 25th 2018 04:15 pm
By Michele Reeves-Adams
Certified Diabetes Educator, Mount St. Mary's Hospital
For the thousands of Western New Yorkers who work every day to control their weight and/or their diabetes, they know all too well the Super Bowl is one of the biggest calorie fests of the year. On average, we will all eat about one day's work of calories during the game alone.
What can you do so you are not waking up Monday morning with a stomachache or feelings of guilt?
Love your chicken wings - try a recipe that calls for baked wings, not fried!
If ordering out pizza/wings, watch your portions and really eat in moderation.
Fill up on something healthy and nutrient-dense before going to the party, this way you'll be less likely to overindulge. And drink a full glass of water prior, too.
Bring a healthy appetizer: veggies and hummus tray, corn tortilla chips with fresh salsa and guacamole, sweet potato skins, or sweet potato baked slices, Caprese salad skewers, Mediterranean layer dip - so many options are healthy choices.
Super Bowl parties are more than food, so don't forget beverages. Do not restrict yourself from a cold beer or beverage during the game, but be mindful to add in a glass or two of water, as well.
Have fun and be safe!
As a certified diabetes educator, I work with dozens of individuals who monitor their diet closely for their diabetes. If you find yourself struggling with diabetes or have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, contact me at Mount St. Mary's and we may be able to help.
Just call.
Remember, the Super Bowl only comes once a year. Be responsible, but enjoy. Monday is the start of a new week and you can re-double your efforts in eating smart.
Michele Reeves-Adams is a certified diabetes educator at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. She can be reached at 716-298-2297.

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