Monday, February 2, 2009

The Morning After the Calorie-Fest...I Mean Super Bowl

I'll be the first to admit it - I was snacking on pretzels and nachos with salsa last night as I watched the Super Bowl...and maybe I tried a little pie. More interestingly though, I watched as my normally health-conscious friends consumed bowl after bowl of fiery-hot chili, loaded up with screaming-hot hot sauce, cheese, sour cream and a side of beer. After all, studies show that it is definitely harder to control your cravings in the presence of all kinds of goodies, especially if all of your friends are eating them! The fact remains, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest calorie-fests of the year.

OK, so that was yesterday - that day has passed. So now what? What do you do if you "accidentally" pigged out last night? Brush yourself off and start fresh today. The fact that you even feel bad is a sign that you are ready to make a change and get back on track (and thankfully, NIM is there to help!).

If that doesn't make you feel any better, just know that you're not the only one with indigestion today - antacid sales historically go up 20% the Monday after the Super Bowl.