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Food Strategies for the Big Game

Published in Weight Management, For the Health of It, Healthy Eating Tips Author: Lynn Schoenberg, RD, Lifestyle Health

Did you know that Americans consume 11 million pounds of chips, four million pounds of pretzels, two and a half million pounds of nuts, and two billion chicken wings for the Big Game?

Here are some strategies to stay ahead of the game:


  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Match every beverage you consume with at least 1 glass of water.

Plan ahead

  • Do not skip meals to save your calories for the big game.
  • Keep a normal eating routine through the day to avoid overindulging at the party.

Choose foods wisely

  • Add vegetables or bring a vegetable tray so you know there will be healthier options.
  • Assess the buffet options prior to filling up your plate.

Be mindful

  • Slow down, be present, and focus on eating.
  • Use smaller bowls, plates, glasses and utensils.
  • Sit or stand where extra food isn’t constantly in the line of sight.


  • Have your own pre-game workout by yourself or with a group.

Game Day Recipes

Whether you are looking for healthy game day foods or general nutritional guidance, our dietitians are here to help! Schedule an appointment at Lifestyle Health or with Weight Management.