Game Day Preparation – Stay on Track and Still Have a Ball!

Everyone’s favorite sporting events are just around the corner, which means more food and fun to fuel your weekends. 

Here are our top three tips to stay on track this game day!

Tip 1: Food!
Never head to a game day party on an empty stomach; this can lead to unwanted, excessive indulging that will make you feel sluggish the next day. Instead, eat a light meal before the party so that you aren’t as likely to give in to all the temptations. Bring a snack to share that you know is a healthier option so that you can still have a flavorful snack while enjoying the company and the game. 

Fitlife Snack Tip: Grab our Sonoma Snack Pack to have a healthy take on a charcuterie board to share. 

Tip 2: Drinks!
Drinking alcohol and watching sports seem to go hand and hand; don’t feel like you can’t crack open a cold beverage just because you’re trying to stick with your diet. If you do decide to drink, spiked seltzers are a great low-cal and low-sugar option. They are available in a variety of flavors and are refreshing and satisfying for any occasion. Another great choice is a diet or sugar-free mixer to add in with the liquor of your choice. Sugary mixers like juice and soda are full of unwanted calories and can cause of a killer hangover. 

Fitlife Drink Tip: Next time you’re in-store, grab a LaCroix and give it a spike at your get together! 

Tip 3: Get Moving!
Most sporting events start in the late afternoon which gives you plenty of time to get active beforehand. Go for a walk, go for a bike ride, or play a game of football yourself in the back yard; the options are limitless! This gives you a good basis if you do decide to indulge a little at your game day party since you have already gotten a workout in for the day. 

Fitlife Pro Tip: Have a competition during the commercials to see who can do the most squats.

Most importantly, remember there are no bad foods, just bad portions. 

Enjoy yourself this game day and don’t feel guilty about giving in to temptations every once in a while!