Sunday February 1, 2015 marks the celebration of Super Bowl XLIX (49) with the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks battling (hopefully not a blowout) for the Lombardi Trophy. Why a national holiday you ask? Because we party like it is and we sho’ nuff eat and drink like it is. In the U.S., Super Bowl Sunday is the 2nd largest food and drink consumption day behind Thanksgiving. In fact Americans are expected to eat 11 million pounds of chips, 1.23 billion chicken wings to be chased by 325 million gallons of beer two the tune of 2400 calories per “meal” and that’s just during the game. What happens in my household? The same thing. Did you think I would give up the chance to go for broke on a national holiday?
I love the NFL AND I love food and libations so I’ll be enjoying it on Sunday and returning to normal consumption on Monday. I’m no killjoy either so if Super Bowl Sunday is pig out day for you, enjoy it. For those who don’t indulge but stay true to their dietary habits, God Bless ya!
How are you celebrating the Super Bowl? Better yet what are you eatin’ and drankin’? Let me know in the comments and feel free to send me photos of your super bowl spread on Google+ or Twitter on Sunday. They will be posted right here.
Until next time, see you at the gym, where I will be rolling in like a teletubby but with a smile on my face 🙂