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6,000 calories

Sunday, February 05, 2017

That's the average number of extra calories purchased per American for Super Bowl snack. (In addition to meals).

Super Bowl is the second biggest "eating day" per year for Americans.

Really interesting. Pretty sure (judging from the stuff on offer at my grocery store yesterday) that Canadians aren't very different.

I don't celebrate Super Bowl (believe it's football, don't know who's playing, won't be watching).

But: I bought chicken wings yesterday. Had five pieces with a few oven-baked fries for supper last night (and LOTS of veggies, and berries with fresh pineapple for dessert).

Result? Not over calories for the day. But weight UP from sodium . . . and I know it will take me several days to see it come back down again!!. Oh well oh well oh well.
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    Yikes! Well, I enjoyed the game even tho the team I wanted to win didn't. It was a good one. But, I didn't need extra calories or even any fried food to make the game better!
    1253 days ago
    Me too... weight up from sodium... so frustrating! emoticon
    1254 days ago
    Interesting fat, sorry, fact. 6000 calories!!!
    1254 days ago
    we are total non-super bowl people, though the past few years we were invited to a party here. last year, DH spent the whole time outside talking politics, and i met a nice neighbor and we also essentially ignored the goings on. this year, the friends who always had the party and invited us are off trekking in south america - we actually didn't even notice the day...
    1254 days ago
    It's a little embarrassing how the super bowl has become an excuse to eat really crappy junk food. I was sort of horrified at the grocery store all week - the huge displays of cheese food product spread and corn food product chips.

    I love a good football game though I realized I'd stopped watching them when the tv ads actually interrupted the pace of the game. Now the teams have to take time outs to let the advertising run. Eh. but there. I am obviously an audience of one.

    Glad I dodged the 6K calories yesterday. LOL!
    1254 days ago
    Know nothing about who is playing, and happy that way!
    Made a vegetarian feast for friends last night and now the fridge is well stocked with healthy leftovers for the coming week.
    Gentle hugs!
    1254 days ago
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    I guess I don't need to worry as I don't follow American football and I barely follow the CFL - if I was younger and or in belter shape I would much rather be PLAYING it than watching. The omly time I ever watch it was o course in Cherry Hill NJ years ago and I was bored stiff having NO knowledge at the time of how NFL football varied from ours.
    1254 days ago
    No Super Bowl 'down under' but I do watch the Rugby here -- Sevens was on this weekend. I have to watch fruit as the carbs / sugars just pile on the cals.

    1254 days ago
    Y es, the sodium for me is a bugger.
    1254 days ago
    Hubby is in Florida today - I am at home eating my Brussels sprout soup. Aahhh. No snack temptations here :)
    1254 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I haven't the slightest interest in the football game either -but the menfolk go crazy over it -my sister has to make a pile of greasy food as usual for her son and his friends and husband. Women watch because the commercials are usually above and beyond the usual -the money they have to pay for the spots is incredible so they make it worthwhile.. The half time show features Lady Gaga with an unusual guest -someone you would never guess would be featured with her but the name escapes me. Some of the best commercials ever come out of that game.. Fortunately my stepdad has no interest in it so I can watch a movie. He usually only watches the news or Forensic Files.
    Happy Non Game Day!
    1254 days ago
    I never knew that Super Bowl Sunday was just second largest eating day for Americans! I guess that was why I go to any Super Bowl parties! Thanks for sharing! Happy Sunday! Wishing you a Beautiful Day!
    Hugs and love, xoxo
    1254 days ago
    Working on my cauliflower chili, have the salsa red bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, carrots and broccoli ready to go!

    1254 days ago
    I'm sure that between the noshing and the alcohol (margaritas, anyone?), I've eaten that much at Super Bowl parties back in the day. You're drinking, you're talking, you're laughing, you're eating. This morning before breakfast I actually looked at the nutritional information for what we'll be eating later, so with a light lunch, I'll be in my calorie range (although really high on sodium and fat). And like you, it will take me several days with a lot of (lemon-cucumber) water to work through the aftermath.

    1254 days ago
  • GABY1948
    emoticon and I'm not a fan of any sports emoticon but that said, you are doing great with wight and with food! emoticon
    1254 days ago
    I'm not surprised by the number. I rarely go over 6000 calories in a day... but when you read the counts on "popular" snacks? Those chips that call your name? It's easy to see how they'd add up!

    Oh well, indeed!

    Best way for me to celebrate the super bowl? emoticon on the treadmill!
    1254 days ago
    well done
    1254 days ago
  • AK1961
    Sounds great! 🍎🍇🍊🍏🍈🍉🍐🍑🍒🍓🍍🍅🍄🍇🍍🍓🍅
    1254 days ago
    Hard to avoid salt in processed foods....
    Oh wel.
    1254 days ago
    For me it isn't the sodium that causes water retention - it's starchy carbs like pasta, potatoes. JEANKNEE and Dr. Mike both talked about it around the same time in the fall. I started paying attention and there it was. Right on the scale, both in pounds and in % of water to body weight.

    I'm going to my friends for Super Bowl. They are vegan, so the food will be healthy. I bet she bakes some cookies, though. And we'll have some beers. As you say so eloquently; oh well oh well oh well.
    1254 days ago
    Good post. 👍🏽
    1255 days ago
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