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PTREE15 SparkPoints: (7,392)
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9/17/13 12:08 P

Hehe, it totally is a trigger. Football and food just go together. I have managed to make some of my indulgences a little healthier, but I still love my vegan buffalo nuggets on Sundays. What's different now is that I plan for them, so I just eat lighter the day before and the day after and maybe even work out a little harder ;).

SLASALLE SparkPoints: (169,469)
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9/16/13 12:49 P

I agree that football season is a food trigger, but YOU can change your very own traditions! Some excellent suggestions below from others.

My personal favorite is making healthier versions. I like this because my belief is that only a diet DEPRIVES me of food. A healthy lifestyle includes moderation in all things AND healthier habits overall, including eating ...

Good luck!!

PATTIJOHNSON Posts: 2,075
9/16/13 11:45 A

Try a veggie tray with low-cal dressing.

WHIMSICALSPRITE Posts: 531
9/15/13 7:50 P

Oy, I started a silly ritual in college (eating Cheetos during every game) and ONLY during football season. I never touch them the rest of the year. Every time I forget to buy them or think it is silly to eat them... my team loses! Thus today, my Colts lost because I wanted to stay away from the Cheetos. I should have just ate them & allotted my calories for it!

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,180
9/15/13 7:47 P

why not try to replace that food with a healthier version...make that the meal

Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
www.eatingwell.com/recipes/thai_chicken_sa
tay_with_spicy_peanut_sauce.html


oven baked sweet potato fries...
www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/oven_baked_s
weet_potato_fries/


or better still... a crudité planter with a lo fat dip
or baked whole wheat pita and salsa
or any of the many great Spark recipes
MIND OVER MATTER

LOLEMA SparkPoints: (94,696)
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9/15/13 6:30 P

oh yeah

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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9/15/13 4:08 P

I think it akin to the Pavlovian theory for dogs!

DANYLEIN SparkPoints: (29,626)
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Posts: 359
9/15/13 4:06 P

Why do I crave nachos, chicken wings and French fries during football season? This is so tough.
Any help out there?

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