Halloween is scary.
Not the creepy costumes, haunted houses and corn mazes.
Nope, it’s not the tricks that get you.
It’s the treats.
Nothing like having little candy bars every where you turn for days on end. At home. At the office.
Candy flowing freely all for the taking (and eating!)
This time of year it can be tough to avoid, and truthfully adding in a piece (or two) of candy a day can add up to at least 1400 calories a week, if not more.
That’s a one way ticket to weight gain. So what can you do to avoid it? Here are my three tips for a more healthy Halloween.
- If you pass out candy at your home, purchase the candy you like the least. This way you’re less tempted to sneak a few for yourself.
- Once it is over, get it out of the house. Donate it, take it to work, I don’t care – just get rid of it. Candy that isn’t there can’t be eaten.
- Give yourself rules. Just like you don’t let the kids have candy constantly you have to limit yourself. Whether it is one piece a day or one a week, make a rule and stick to it. Otherwise this holiday can easily turn into a free-for-all.
Sure Halloween is fine and a little candy is ok, but things can turn scary fast when you can’t fit into your jeans come Thanksgiving. Taking the time to be mindful and strategic can help you avoid sneaking in one too many candy bars when they are plentiful these next few weeks.
Have a safe, happy (and healthy!) Halloween.