If you’ve ever wondered how many football fields you would have to run, or how many minutes of dancing to Beyoncé it would take to work out those tasty Super Bowl treats, here’s your answer. These exercise equivalents are from the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College.
Along with the depressing calorie counts are some suggestions for healthier alternatives.
You won’t find me running on any football fields. Then again you won’t find me within 100 feet of a White Castle burger, or seeing how I’m an Atlanta girl, drinking a Pepsi. But I may join in on the dancing portion of the Super Bowl.
• Handful Of Pita Chips, Each With Artichoke Dip = Running 141 Football Fields
Each chip is 13 calories, plus just 1 tablespoon, probably just about a chips worth, of dip is 80 calories.
Lighten up: Make your own 100 percent whole-wheat pita chips, and use salsa instead of the artichoke dip, for just 15 calories per tablespoon.
• Three Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Beers = 211 Minutes Of Coaching Football
There are some high-calorie beers out there, and this is one of the highest.
Lighten up: Unless you love Sierra Nevada, your best bet is a regular beer or, even better, one of those micro-light beers. The best would be Beck’s Premier Light at only 64 calories per 12-ounce bottle or MGD Light, also 64 calories. Michelob Ultra and Natural Light have 95, or you can go very low with Budweiser Select for 55. Sample a few light beers before the game to see which ones you prefer.
• Six Traditional Buffalo Wild Wings Dipped In Ranch Dressing = Doing “The Wave” 6,480 Times
Stand up, wave your hand and be counted 6,480 times. Six wings from Buffalo Wild Wings have 990 calories. Then add about two servings of ranch dressing at 170 calories each for a total of 340 calories. That’s 1,330 calories if you have only a small dip of dressing per wing.
Lighten up: You can certainly make your own chicken wings. Go skinless and bake instead of deep frying them. Read the full post »