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A Win on Sunday = A Good Diet?

patsSo, Manning was on fire last night. (7 TD passes – 2 to our old friend Wes Welker) How will Tom do against the Bills? I’m not worried.

Are you cheering for the Patriots this weekend? You may have more riding on the game than you think.

A study published in the Psychological Science, journal reports, that on the Monday following a football game, fans of losing teams ate about 16% more saturated fat and sugar than usual, and 10% more calories. Fans of winning teams, on the other hand, ate about 9% less saturated fat than they normally would. When games were very close, or the loss was unexpected, these trends were even more noticeable.

May the best team win, but if that’s not the Pats this weekend, don’t stuff your face with boneless buffalo wings. If you’re bummed think about something positive. (like when the Pats won!). These same researchers found that people who thought about when their team won were more likely to choose grapes and tomatoes over chips and candy.

Stock up your fridge with healthy snack foods before the game…just in case.

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