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It’s baseball season and my family has season tickets. Part of the fun of going to a game is eating stadium food. What should I eat to stay on track with my weight loss, but still have fun?
by Vic2016

It’s baseball season and my family has season tickets. Part of the fun of going to a game is eating stadium food. What should I eat to stay on track with my weight loss, but still have fun?


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Joanne Perez, MS, RDN, LD

Lucky for you many of the country's major stadium have really stepped up their culinary game. Gone are the days of hot dogs, cracker jacks and soda being your only choices. Today, you will find foods like sushi, fresh fruit, grilled chicken, baked potatoes and even fresh seafood dishes. So, here are my recommendations for your next trip to the old ball game:

Don't Go Hungry-Have a well-balanced mini-meal or snack that includes lean protein and/or whole grains or fruit. You will be less likely to go hog wild if you aren't starving. Share-Portions tend to be large so don't be afraid to share your fries.

Be Mindful-You are at the game to watch the game (or people watch in my case) not eat so don't get cuaght up in mindless munching. Listen to your body and eat what you really want, not what you think you should.

Sip-Keep the alcohol consumption to no more than 2. Drink a large water in between each beer.

When it comes to healthier food choices, opt for grilled chicken, corn on the cob and roasted peanuts. And, don't be afraid of the ball park frank. A hot dog in a bun with mustard is less than 300 calories!


Jaime M

Totally agree!


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