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Don't Let March Madness Destroy Your Diet

March 3, 2015

Did you know that your college basketball team's on-the-court performance could influence how you eat? (Especially if your team doesn’t fare well on its way to the playoffs.)

According to a GrubHub study in 2014, pizza orders are 19 percent more common after losses than wins, and dessert orders increase more than 9 percent if your team gets knocked out of the tournament. Talk about “emotional eating!”

But your waistline shouldn't depend on the fate of your team...

Here are five tips for avoiding mindless snacking and overeating during March Madness from Tami Lyon, MPH, RD., who served as the nutrition specialist for student athletes at UC Berkeley who had eating and weight issues. This year, let’s ensure your team’s performance doesn’t get the best of you!

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