Healthier Ways to Tailgate this Season

  • Topic Info:Fall means one thing to a lot of people: football season. The average American will spend $100 annually on sports programing and 27 percent of the population will spend 6-10 hours a week watching football.

    And, the Superbowl is one of the largest viewed sporting events. In February 2013, more than 108 million viewers tuned in for the big game. Not to mention all the college fans that religiously don their team's colors every weekend.

    Whether you follow college or pro, everyone can agree: tailgating and game-day food (and drinks) are an important part of the experience.

    Tailgating can be as much fun as the actual game; but if you are trying to diet or watch your weight, it might feel like an entrapment for failure. No matter which way you turn, you can be certain you will see an unlimited amount of hot dogs, bratwurst, burgers, beers and any type of chip imaginable.

    Accredited member of the American Dietetic Association, author and certified nutritionist, Tanya Zuckerbrot, shares healthier tailgating alternatives that your waistline will thank you for.
  • Book Title: The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories and Fat Disappear the F-Factor Way-with Fiber (Hypertension-Disney/ABC)
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS