Lose Weight on Super Bowl Sunday

Feb 5, 2010
Outside Magazine

Chips Jamie Dukes, a former NFL lineman for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and Arizona Cardinals, is on a mission this Super Bowl Sunday, Health.com reports. This day sees the highest food consumption of the year, apart from Thanksgiving, and Dukes wants you to put down those chips and get healthy by watching what you eat.

Dukes, who will cover Sunday's game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts on the NFL Network, has become an advocate for eating less and exercising more ever since he found himself battling with obesity after his retirement in 1996. He went from 290 to about 400 pounds and resorted to getting his stomach stapled in 2008 after not being able to get his weight down. He saw several ex-NFL friends of his die of obesity, and he wants to spread a cautionary word.

"Use Super Bowl Sunday as your New Year'sresolution part deux," Dukes says. "This is the day where all the foodis being consumed and so you have to do something to work that foodoff." He recommends getting off the couch and tossing a football around during the game breaks.

--Aileen Torres

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