Super Bowl Sunday is a notorious day for excessive eating — the second-largest day for food consumption, according to the USDA. Charles Platkin, an assistant professor at the City University of New York School of Public Health and founder of DietDetective.com, examines just how many football-related activities it would take to burn off the calories of some of America’s favorite game-day snacks.
A mere three fried macaroni and cheese balls can pack up to 1,500 calories. Burning off these fried bites would take 249 laps down the length of a football field. Elaine Thompson/AP
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