Tips for Avoiding Weight Gain During Football Season

With the much anticipated fall weather, comes another big event – football season. During this time of year, millions of people become glued to their couches to watch the “big” game their team is playing in for the week. However, with the arrival of this season comes another rather unwelcome event – seasonal weight gain.

Football times create the perfect environment to socialize with all your football loving buddies and snack on a wide array of unhealthy food items, such as beer, burgers, pizza, chips and more. If you aren’t careful, you can discover that you are quickly packing on quite a few extra pounds this fall. There is good news. With here, you will be able to minimize this seasonal weight gain.

Reducing Your Beer Belly

There is no question that enjoying a football game with an ice cold beer is a tradition. However, if you really want to avoid those football 15, then you should try to make a few changes to your beer drinking habits. Two things that can make a big difference are if you select a low carb or low calorie beer option or drink one full glass of ice water for each beer you drink. When you do this, you will reduce the number of calories you consume. Also, the ice water will help you avoid having a hangover the next day.

Get in a Workout Before the Game Comes On

You know when your game of the week is coming on. Therefore you should take steps to counter act the unhealthy snacks and beer you are going to consume by going to the gym a few days prior to the game. While you don’t need to over-indulge when game day arrives, if you are able to get in a few workouts prior to game day, you can avoid weight gain when game day arrives.

Opt for Grilled Foods

Choosing a selection of grilled goodies, such as hot dogs and hamburgers will be much healthier than downing a few pounds of cocktail wieners that are swimming in unhealthy sauce. You can also throw a few veggies on the grill for good measure and enjoy those during the game.

When you use the tips here, you will quickly discover that you can avoid football related weight gain. It is a good idea to make sure you choose some healthier food options and try to work out prior to game day. This will help to keep the extra football pounds to a minimum.

 

 

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Written by Balachandran B

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