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Don’t get tricked into weight gain

It has been said that most people put most of the emphasis of gaining weight on  Thanksgiving and Christmas along with New Year’s, but the weight gain actually begins a few days before and the day of Halloween.  Just as all the little ghouls and goblins come out, so does the sweets.

We can all be a little devilish and be tempted to over indulge in the chocolate and our favorite candies along with the kids. However, we do not need to be lead into poor food choices and then into the holiday lifestyle that is going to follow. The holidays should not be an excuse to eat bad.  You need to remember Halloween is just one day, and the eating behavior should last one day as well.  Here are a few tricks to help you overcome this challenge:

  1.  Don’t buy mixed bags of candy, this can tempt you to try it all.  Stick to one type of candy, and make sure it is one you do not particularly care for.
  2. Put a lid on it.  Put it in a Tupperware container, and put away in a cabinet, where you don’t see it, out of sight out of mind.
  3.   Shop last minute, try not to buy candy too far in advance for the big day.
  4.   While giving out candy, try having some healthy treats prepared in advance for yourself, for instance there are plenty of good skinny girl recipes for cookies, brownies, ect.
  5. Donate leftover candy.  There are plenty of organizations out there that you would be able to donate leftover candy to or even your local church.

 

Try eating a little healthier and exercising a little more if you do not already do so, before the holiday, and the morning after make sure you have a good nutritious breakfast, and get back onto your exercise regimen, and burn any excess calories you consumed the night before.  Have a fun and safe Halloween.

 

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