Around here we bleed our team’s colors and we don’t miss a snap of the action. While watching the game can be such as great time, it also can be extremely stressful. I mean how could we not make that tackle, and what game is that referee watching? With all the stress of the down to the wire action, the last thing we need is to be worried about what we are eating and the effect on our waistline.

Creating workouts that torch calories throughout the week and creating a big calorie deficit on the scoreboard going into the big game can ensure that all you have to worry about is the action on the field. Take a look at the tips below to set you up right for this gameday.

Use Intervals

By mixing periods of high heart rates and low heart rates you are challenging your body to use different energy systems and this burns tons of calories. Studies show that using intervals can burn calories up to 48 hours after your workout and can burn up to 3X the calories of a workout done for the period of time. Challenge yourself to do interval cardio 3 days this week with by going hard for 60 seconds and then taking a 60 second recovery period. Then just like the best teams do, REPEAT.

Hit The Weights

Resistance training can do wonders for the body and for your calorie burn as the more muscle you have the more calories your body needs to maintain. By breaking down muscle you are forcing the body to recover over the next 48 hours and this requires more and more calories. Hit the weights 3 days this week and make sure you hit all big muscle groups (Legs, Back, Shoulders, Chest, Arms) at least 2 times.

Create The Calorie Deficit

Giving yourself a big lead in calories is crucial if you are going to eat what you want on gameday. In order to lose one pound in a week, the body must be at a 3,500 calorie deficit. To not worry about what you eat during the game, you are going to have to have a big head start. Challenge yourself to create a 5000 calorie deficit during the first 6 days of the week so you guarantee yourself the win on Sunday. Not sure how to do this? Use an online BMR calculator to get your number and then track your calories and you are all set.

Follow these steps and while you can’t guarantee that our team will be winning on the field, you can be sure that you will be losing weight.