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Armchair Quarterback Diet

Can you watch football and your waistline at the same time? Take this quiz to put your game-day diet to the test.

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Armchair Quarterback Diet
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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which type of alcohol causes the most hangovers?

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The correct answer is: Dark liquors, such as brandy, tequila and whiskey, are more likely to cause hangovers than clear liquors or beer. That's because darker liquors have more congeners, or chemicals that can cause hangovers.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

One glass of sangria can have up to how many calories?

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The correct answer is: A glass of sangria can have as much as 450 calories. Drinks with a lot of added sugar, like cocktails, margaritas and sangria, can be full of calories. If you're enjoying several during the course of a football game, the calories could really add up.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

How many calories are in a regular beer?

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The correct answer is: One regular (12-ounce) beer can have 150 to 200 calories. While a regular beer doesn't have as many calories as a sugary mixed cocktail, drinking beer throughout the game can set you over your daily calorie limit quickly.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

What affect does light to moderate drinking have on the appetite?

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The correct answer is: Light to moderate drinking increases appetite, so having a few drinks during the game could make you snack more, too.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking alcohol while you eat can cause the body to store most of the calories as what?

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The correct answer is: Drinking alcohol and eating at the same time can cause your body to stop burning the calories from food and use the energy to burn the alcohol instead. The calories from the food are then stored as fat.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a lower-calorie drink alternative?

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The correct answer is: A glass of wine, a bottle of light beer and a mixed drink with club soda all have about 100 calories. All three are lower-calorie alternatives to high-calorie mixed drinks.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Eating with several friends tends to make a person eat more or less?

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The correct answer is: Research shows that people eat more when they eat around friends and family. That's because having more people around makes it easier to become distracted, so you lose track of how much you're eating. Eating with four people could make you eat up to 75% more than you normally would.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which type of glass can help you drink less?

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The correct answer is: Research shows that people drink less from tall, thin glasses. People drink an average of 88% more from short, wide-mouth glasses.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking caffeinated sodas and alcohol can lead to a worse hangover the next day.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Caffeine counteracts the alcohol's depressant tendencies. When this happens, you may drink more than you typically would, which may make you more drunk or make a hangover worse.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

How many calories can you save per serving by eating baked fries instead of deep-fried fries?

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The correct answer is: Eating baked fries instead of deep-fried French fries saves about 150 calories per serving.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

It's game time and you're craving pizza! Which kind has fewer calories -- takeout or frozen?

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The correct answer is: Buy a healthy frozen pizza instead of ordering takeout. It’ll save at least 100 calories and 15 grams of fat per serving.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Serving your game day food on a 10-inch plate instead of a 12-inch plate cuts your calorie intake by how much?

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The correct answer is: The size of your plate makes a big difference in how much you eat. Switch out large 12-inch plates for smaller 10-inch plates and you'll reduce your calorie intake by as much as 22 percent.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a healthier alternative to potato chips?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are healthier, better-for-you alternatives to traditional potato chips. Air-popped chips, low-fat microwave popcorn and home-baked kale chips have fewer calories and less fat than fried potato chips.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

What type of coating will reduce the saturated fat and calories in buffalo wild wings?

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The correct answer is: Coat boneless buffalo wings in cornmeal instead of flour and you'll cut down on saturated fat and sodium. To have an even bigger savings with your wings, pick light ranch or light blue-cheese.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Which of these pizzas has the fewest calories?

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The correct answer is: Order a thin-crust pizza with veggies. A large one averages about 240 calories per slice, compared to a large thin-crust pizza with cheese (250 calories), and a large veggie pizza with a hand-tossed crust (290 calories).

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of these should you nosh on if you're on a diet?

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The correct answer is: Pick the pistachios. Pretzels may be low-fat, but they're low in nutrition, too. Pistachios are filled with healthy fiber, protein and unsaturated fats—all of which help control your appetite.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

How many minutes of exercise can you get if you step in place during the commercials in one hour of television?

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The correct answer is: Here's an easy way to burn calories during the game: Step in place during the commercials. In one hour, you can get 25 minutes of physical activity -- enough time to take about 2,111 steps and burn 70 calories.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Dancing to the halftime show can help you burn up to how many times more calories than if you sat through it?

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The correct answer is: Get up and move and groove to the halftime show and you'll burn 3 to 6 times more calories than you would if you remained seated.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Taking your dog for a walk during half time will burn about how many calories?

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The correct answer is: Don't want to stick around for the halftime show? Take Fido for a 30-minute walk and you'll burn about 100 calories.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

How many calories could you burn if you jump rope during a commercial break?

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The correct answer is: Most commercial breaks are about 5 minutes long. If you jump rope during that time, you could burn as many as 50 calories.

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