Top 10 Super bowl Food Facts and TipsPosted: February 1, 2010 in Healthy Eating by Craig Primack MD FACP
1. The Super Bowl is ranked as the number two food consumption event of the year, second only to Thanksgiving (Source: American Institute of Food Distribution)
2. Americans double their average daily consumption of snacks on Super Bowl Sunday, consuming more than 33 million pounds of goodies in one day (Source: Snack Food Association, 1996)
3. 1,200 calories: Amount the average Super Bowl watcher will consume while snacking. (Source: Calorie Control Council). The Council’s research reveals that potato chips, the snacking favorite, will account for 27 billion calories and 1.8 billion fat grams. These 1.8 billion fat grams nationwide are the same as 4 million pounds of fat. Those 4 million pounds of fat is equal to the weight of 13,000 NFL offensive linemen at 300 pounds each.
4. You will consume 700 calories eating 5 oz Doritos (source: CalorieKing.com). You would have to run 123 football fields to burn off those chips. You would have to consume 175 baby carrots or 700 celery sticks to get the same number of calories!
5. You would have to eat 19 chicken breasts to get the same amount of fat as a dozen Buffalo wings. Dip the chicken in Louisiana hot sauce instead of buttery Buffalo sauce.
6. Most people have already gained 6 pounds over the holidays. Don’t compound it by overeating on Super Bowl Sunday.
7. Get veggie trays with fat free ranch dressing instead of chips and dip. Use Waldenfarms calorie free ranch dressing instead of ranch or blue cheese dressing.
8. Use celery instead of chips, and salsa instead of guacamole.
9. Alternate alcohol with diet soda reduces calories by 1/2.
10. Play catch during commercials and half-time. You’ll burn off some of the calories you have just consumed and keep you away from the food.