If there was one thing we have NEVER been worried about, it would be surviving March Madness.
Charles Barkley disagrees. He wants you to be prepared!
He's actually talking about making sure you don't gain all that hard-lost weight back! Charles has actually lost a lot of weight doing Weight Watchers, so he knows what the's talking about — he looks fab!
Drink and Be Merry:
Guys, nothing is better than cracking open a cold beer and watching your team play. Don’t you worry – you don’t need to give up having a nice cold one on game day, just remember alcohol counts if you are watching your waistline. Heavy beers mean heavy bodies, so stick with light options.
Choose Your Appetizers Wisely:
There are plenty of appetizers you can pick that are good, and won’t destroy your weight-loss efforts. Try chicken satay or even shrimp cocktail – I mean who doesn’t like shrimp cocktail? And be smart. Those little sliders may look cute and light compared to a regular burger, but once you’ve had two or three of them, you may as well have gone for the real deal. Oh, and think before you reach into that bread basket. Seriously – it’s just bread. Do you really want to fill up on that when there’s shrimp cocktail around? I’ve learned to have self-control and make sure every bite that I eat counts.
Real Men Eat Meat:
One of my favorites before joining Weight Watchers was fried chicken. Guess what? It’s still my favorite. I know you’re thinking, “fried chicken? How is that healthy?” Well, guess what: If I want fried chicken I’m going to have fried chicken, just not every day. It’s all about moderation guys. Have it when you are cheering on your favorite team, just not every day at every meal.
I Got the Munchies:
Whether I’m on my couch or at a bar watching the game I need to have snacks close by. One word: popcorn. I’m telling you, popcorn is the way to go. It tastes good. It’s satisfying, and it won’t ruin your PointsPlus® budget for the day. Trust me guys – popcorn!
The Agony of Defeat:
There’s nothing like bowing out of the big dance. Even if your team got further than you thought, the day they lose is going to be a tough one. Don’t double up on the disappointment by doubling up on your food and drinks. If your team gets knocked out, go out. Take a walk – it’ll clear your head, and it’s a lot better for you than another beer and more pizza. And if they win the whole thing? Well, that’s up to you.
There you have it guys!
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Hope you survive!
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