Three Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Beers = 211 Minutes of Coaching Football
You ever see those coaches? They’re constantly running around—not to
mention the stress. There are some high-calorie beers out there, and
this is one of the highest.
Diet Pro: Unless you love Sierra Nevada, your best bet is a regular
beer or, even better, one of those micro-light beers. Sample a few
light beers before the game to see which ones you prefer.
More: How to Lose a Beer Gut Without Giving Up Beer
One Sloppy Joe = 59 Minutes of Climbing the Stadium Stairs
Have you ever used a stair climber? It’s not easy. Try doing it for an
hour for just one sloppy joe. This is a tex-mex creation that includes
fatty ground beef, sugar and ketchup and has more than 500 calories.
Diet Pro:Use lean ground beef, and try a low-calorie sauce (without
sugar). It will still taste great. Also add veggies (onions, peppers,
broccoli—all chopped up) to the meat to lower overall calories and
increase health benefits.
Six Traditional Hand-Spun "Buffalo Wild Wings" Dipped in Ranch Dressing = Doing the Wave 6,480 Times.
Stand up, wave your hand and be counted—6,480 times. Six wings from
Buffalo Wild Wings have 990 calories. The dressing (two servings) has
340 calories. That’s 1,330 calories.
Diet Pro: Make your own. Go skinless and bake instead of deep frying
Two Handfuls of Cheetos Jumbo Puffs = 30 Minutes of Playing Professional Football
The only problem is that, according to The Wall Street Journal, there
are only about 11 minutes of actual ball playing in a football game.
That means you need to play almost three games of professional football
to burn off two handfuls of Cheetos. Keep in mind, that’s 320 calories
for about 2 ounces—yes only 2 ounces.
Diet Pro: How about making popcorn sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and
sprayed with butter spray? Of course, it's not the same, but it might
satisfy that salty cheese urge.
More: Raising the Bar: How to Choose Healthy Snacks