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Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Skinny Girl's Guide to Super Bowl Parties!

So, here, the top six nutritionist tips on how to celebrate the Superbowl (without paying for it until baseball season).

1. Don't show up starving. The concept of saving calories by starving until game time just doesn't work; you'll end up being so hungry that you eat more calories at the party. Instead, eat normally all day, and have a high-protein, high-fiber snack first, like cheese and crackers or a smoothie, so you don't fill up on junk food, says celebrity nutritionist Lindsey Duncan.

2. Don't graze. Make a single plate, rather than picking for hours, which can make you lose track of how much you're actually consuming. And make that plate as small as possible: studies show people eat more when they're using larger plates.

3. Stop eating. When you've finished your serving, step away from the snacks. Easier said than done, right? Chewing gum or using a Listerine strip will make potato skins and brownies less tempting, says diet coach Stephen Gullo, author of The Thin Commandments.

4. Don't announce your diet tricks. Not only does saying "I'm on a diet, I can't eat that" have you come off as a martyr or a buzzkill, it can also make fellow party-goers feel bad about their choice to overindulge—and that may make them pressure you into binging.

5. Cut calories later. Good News! Pigging out on Sunday only means "cutting out 100 to 300 calories each day the following week, which can be as simple as leaving cheese out of a sandwich or forgoing an afternoon latte," Duncan says.

6. Hit the gym. Burn off the extra calories you took in with a few extra workouts. "If you overate by 500 calories, make sure you burn off an extra 250 calories a day over the next two days," says doctor and nutritionist Pamela Peeke.

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