The Diet Detective: Fit Tips for Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is the highest of holy days for sports fans and foodies, second only to Thanksgiving for eating calorie-laden foods. In order to give you some perspective, here are some of your favorite big game foods and what it takes to burn them off.

Foot Long Italian Sub = Walking the Length of The Brooklyn Bridge More Than 14 Times (or 16.2 Miles)

The Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1883, is beautiful ­ and long at 5,988 feet (1.13409 miles). A big, long Italian sub is generally made with provolone cheese, Genoa salami, spicy pepperoni, black forest ham, mayo and mustard.

Fit Tip: Skip the mayo and cheese and go for Subway's Fresh Fit menu to cut half the calories.

6 Chili's Fajita Beef Classic Nachos (Large) = Running 242.5 Football Fields

Yes, running 242.5 football fields; each of them is 100 yards, and you would have to run every one at an average speed of 5 mph (the average walking pace is approximately 3 mph). Six chips is about half the order, and it's no wonder the dish is calorie heavy; the nachos are topped with a three-cheese blend, black beans, jalape?os, beef and sour cream.

Fit Tip: You can lower the calories by skipping the sour cream and using low-fat cheese and chicken breasts. Try this recipe from the BBC: Homemade Chicken Nachos

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