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Super Bowl Game Gut

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Football may be a big part of the Super Bowl but food is also on the top of that list.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Super Bowl Sunday runs neck and neck with Thanksgiving as America's top "pig out day."

Pizza, chicken wings, and fries are just a few of the famous Super Bowl foods we can expect to see during the big game.

As a matter of fact, the average American consumes about 2,400 calories at Super Bowl parties each year.

We spoke with local nutritionist Dannette Fritzlan who said Superbowl Sunday is all about moderation.

If you're in the mood for wings, try baking them instead of frying them. 

Fritzlan said it's also important to not go too heavy on the sauces and to try snacking on veggies before the main course.

"Eating food that's not good for us is always not going to make us feel not as well. If you make some of those better choices, you're going to feel better the long way," said Fritzlan.

Fritzlan said drinks are also a big factor when consuming too many calories.

Instead of drinking a beer, she suggests making a mixed drink such as a shot with soda water.

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