October 27, 2006
What’s scarier? Real goblins or candy goblins?
The scariest part of Halloween? Giving in to the endless opportunities to overindulge on treats. But you don’t have to fear. You can still enjoy one of the first of the fall and winter holidays, and stick to your healthy eating plan. That’s what these tips are all about!
BITE-SIZE YOUR TREATS.
With all the miniature and low-calorie candy bars out there, there’s no reason to totally deprive yourself of some sweets now and then. A small dose of chocolate can be a satisfying treat. However, if chocolate candy is a food you consistently overeat, it may be best that you stay away from it. If you feel you can maintain control, then just remember: watch your portions and stay away from those king-sized bars.
TRICK OR TREAT. MOVE YOR FEET.
If you’ve become the designated “candy giver��? every Halloween, not only are you trapping yourself in a room full of tempting candy, you’re also missing out on getting those extra steps in. Whether you have children or not, Halloween is a great time to travel around the neighborhood and get in some extra exercise. Plus you’ll be able to check out all those creative costumes.
WORK AROUND CANDY LEFTOVERS.
Post-Halloween, parents thinking of looming dental bills will often bring their kids’ extra candy stash to work. To prepare yourself for those office chocolate stare-downs, remember to stock your desk with healthy snack alternatives. This will give you somewhere to turn every time you hear the words,“Want some candy?��?
TREAT YOURSELF. THE HOLIDAYS ARE JUST BEGINNING.
Don’t forget to celebrate. Focus on the fun of Halloween: helping the kids dream up costumes, lighting jack-o-lanterns and catching up with friends. If you indulged a little more than you planned, not to worry. Just get back on track, keep going and keep active. The holiday eating season is just beginning, so keep focused, make healthy choices and most importantly, forgive yourself for those small indulgences.
Posted by Lisa at October 27, 2006 10:04 AM
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