We showed you what foods to eat in order to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday without bursting out of your pants. Now we will show you how to prep your appetite for the temptations and challenges that you will inevitably run into at any Super Bowl party. Follow these steps from nutritionist Robert Ferguson to minimize Super Bowl Sunday’s effect on your waistline. “Pregame” just got a whole new meaning.
1. Get Wired
Have a cup of coffee or green tea the day of the game. Research shows that caffeine can help you burn an additional 75–125 calories.
2. Spice It Up
“Spicy foods are great to have the night before or the day of a Super Bowl feast,” says Ferguson. “They contain chemical compounds that can kick the metabolism into a higher gear and have a thermogenic effect.”
Drink as much water as possible. “People who drink eight or more glasses of water a day burn more calories than those who don’t,” Ferguson says.
4. Go Nuts
“Cashews, almonds, and peanuts all have a high amount of magnesium, which is a key ingredient for boosting metabolism,” says Ferguson.