The wait is over! After months of waiting finally, soccer season is back in your life once again. Do you know the meaning of this, it’s time for you to pick a team to support, talk to your friends and spend your weekends at home watching the greatest sports everyone is talking about, soccer.
As the soccer matches begin, you’ll soon be stuck at home watching your favorite team and for sure food is a huge part of your weekend. But I am not talking about healthy food like salads, fruits or a complete meal. What I’m talking about are junk foods like soda, chips and more.
Although its soccer time, it does not mean that you need to set aside your fitness goals. How about achieving your dream of having a body of a soccer player which is lean, masculine and strong? I know that food is part of your soccer watching ritual but they are ways on how you can enjoy eating, watching the game and staying healthy.
Health Tips for Soccer Fans like you:
1. Avoid the so-called “mindless munching”
If your friends brought so many foods, what you need to do is to get far away from the temptation. What you’re going to do is not a sign of weakness but is a smart choice. You can do this by simply staying away from food that is not good for you. If the temptation is strong, walk away from it.
2. Personalize your party snacks
If your friends are coming over to your place to watch the game and your cooking foods, you don’t really have to give-up the traditional party favors. All you need to do is to make a healthier version of it not only for you but for your friends as well. If you and your friends are crazy about nachos, make your own healthier version of nachos using shredded chicken breast and top it with diced tomatoes, chopped scallions, Greek yogurt and avocado slices.
3. Drink Water and Stay Hydrated
Before your guests arrive, make sure to drink plenty of water because it is easy to mistake thirst for hunger and nothing can hydrate your body better than water. If you find water boring and you want to infuse a little flavor on it, you can add some herbs, fruits, and vegetables to your water.
4. Limit your Alcohol Intake
You can change the fact that alcohol is always part of soccer watching but, alcohol promotes dehydration, too much intake can eventually lead to the wrong choice of food and it’s a very poor source of calories. If you cannot avoid alcohol because of your peers, stick with just,1-2 serving of light beer.
5. Go for non-starchy veggies and lean meat
As you make your plate, fill it up with non-starchy veggies because it can easily fill you up with a healthy and enough doses of water, vitamins, and minerals that will keep you satisfied. When it comes to lean meat you can have pork chops, sirloin, T-bone or lean ground meat.
By following these healthy tips, you can ensure that you are not only enjoying the soccerl games but you are helping yourself as well by keeping yourself healthy.