Baseball season is back! I don’t even care if you like baseball, you most likely will end up at a spring training game this spring. The Arizona weather is perfect and as always, we are shoveling sunshine! Eating out though can be tricky so follow along as I break it down ballpark style.
Let’s talk food. Are you trying keep your healthy habits going? You are screwed, Just kidding!
Baseball games are the perfect opportunity for mindless eating. The games are FOREVER long and most of our favorite past times include eating.
My advice, stay home! Again, I am kidding. The idea of creating healthy habits is to figure out how to do it outside of your home. For instance, learning how to control your want vs need.
5 Tips to Eating Out at the Ballpark
1.) Do your research before you hit the stadium if it’s possible. A mindful way to eat out is to do your research before you head to the event. Sometimes though there will be no information online, so you just have to guess what types of foods will be there. Camelback Ranch has what they offer up and once regular season hits, here is Chase field‘s.
2.) Do not starve yourself before the game. The biggest way to put a road bump in your progress is to self sabotage. You think “I am going to the game later, I just won’t eat all day”; and that turns into nachos, with nacho cheese on your hotdog, soda, beer, and a popcorn. My biggest advice is to fill up on lean protein and veggies throughout the day before eating out at the baseball game.
3.) Pick one fun food item. Yes just one! It could be challenging to find healthier options so if you are a craving a hot dog, have the hotdog. You have to put on your adult pants though and pick a hot dog or a slice of pizza. Once you have the selected fun food, really enjoy it. If your fun food is wanting popcorn, share it with a friend! It’s hard adulting sometimes but I know your goals are worth it! Eat out mindfully.
4.) Water. This might sound crazy, but yes, drink water. It will help you to feel fuller which means eating less food and it can be crazy hot in Arizona. Do you want to learn more about your need for water consumption? click here
5.) Move. Want to prevent boredom eating, get up and walk a lap around the stadium. There is no rule that you have to wait till the seventh-inning stretch to move your body. Do it!
Bring your own healthy food. Yes!! Some of ballparks allow you to bring food, but I highly suggest you look it up before you bring it.
Don’t forget your Sunscreen! This is not a food tip, don’t eat sunscreen! Rather put it on your body. Skin cancer is not going to be a good time, I promise. Don’t forget to apply and re apply for your health.
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