With football season upon us, you may be looking forward to parking it on the couch to cheer on your team while enjoying a few cold ones and eating snacks covered in cheese and bacon. Heaven right? Luckily, there are some easy ways to better balance your health with your hobby.
- Build a better burger. A four-ounce turkey burger has roughly 150 calories and 1.5 grams of fat, while the beef version has 225 calories and 12 grams of fat.
- Swap snacks. Instead of buffalo wings, try this buffalo hummus from Livestrong.com: Blend garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, water and olive oil with some cayenne pepper sauce, minced garlic and sea salt. Serve with veggies or pita chips.
- Hold commercial break contests. Put up a scoreboard and challenge friends or family to see how many squats, pushups or sit-ups they can do during each commercial break.