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Game day tactics for Super Bowl munching

Sunday - 2/3/2013, 8:17am  ET

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Tips to keep the calories lower than the game score. (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - For many, Super Bowl food can be just as exciting as the game. However, mindless munching can lead to a calorie count much higher than the score displayed on the Jumbotron.

There are ways to enjoy the chips, chili and wings without wreaking havoc on your waistline.

  • Focus on the geography: Don't sit near the food. Keep your distance from the chip bowl and keep the mindless grazing at bay.

  • Fill your plate: Take a plate and fill it with the food you want. Eat every bite slowly, and don't go back for seconds.

  • Watch the commercials: Don't use the commercials as an excuse to get up and grab more when you've already had enough.
  • WTOP's Rosemary Frisino Toohey contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter.

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