The scariest part of Halloween is the munchie monster that lives in my house. Me! I can pop those treat sized chocolate bars into my mouth as easy as can be. Before I even realize it I’ve eaten 700 calories. That’s the same as eating a double quarter pounder with cheese! WOW! Not good! But this Halloween is gonna be different. I’ve got a few tricks I’m going to try.
This post is so good I had to send it out again this year!
I also wanted to send it out a little before Halloween.
We all need to be reminded of a few tricks
to help us handle all the treats.
Buy the candy just before Halloween. If you buy it early it’s too tempting to sample it.
Buy candy you don’t like. We usually buy our favorites.
If you already bought the candy put it out of sight. Or better yet, have someone hide it. Out of sight out of mind!
Eat your regular healthy supper before the trick or treaters arrive.
If candy is too hard to resist, then give out other fun stuff. Like pencils, stickers, erasers, toy spiders and party favors.
Chew some gum while you hand out the candy.
Make a plan to eat only your favorite candy. Decide how many you will eat. Stick to the plan!
If you attend a Halloween party eat the healthiest choice available. Limit the treats.
Mix in some physical activity into the day. Walk with your trick or treaters. If you are home, put on your shoes and walk inside.
Remember it’s just a day. It’s not a license to overindulge. You’ve worked too hard to blow it all on Halloweencandy.
If you are going to eat some treats you need to choose wisely. These favorite little treats are loaded with calories and fat.
Reece peanut butter cup – 1 fun size, 88 calories, & 6.5 grams of fat
Twizzlers – 1 fun size, 50 calories & 0 grams of fat
Peanut M&Ms – 1 fun size, 93 calories & 4.7grams of fat
Hersey’s milk chocolate – 1 fun size, 50 calories & 3 grams of fat
3 Musketeers – 1 fun size, 63 calories & 2 grams of fat
Tootsie pop – 1 full size, 60 calories & 0 grams of fat
Nestle Crunch – 1 fun size, 60 calories & 3 grams of fat
Rockets or Smarties for U.S. friends – 1 roll, 25 calories & 0 grams of fat
Doritos – 1 fun size, 140 calories & 8 grams of fat
Oh Henry – 1 fun size, 70 calories & 4 grams of fat
Cheezies – 1 fun size, 90 calories & 6 grams of fat
Cookies and cream -1 fun size, 50 calories & 3 grams of fat
Here’s my Halloween plan. I will eat 2 mini chocolate bars & one mini bag of cheezies while I give out the treats. Then I will chew some gum. I will walk inside while I wait. My husband will hide the leftover candy!
TODAY’S little STEP: Make a plan for your Halloween. Plan what you will eat and when. Add some exercise to your day. Decide what to do with the leftovers. Stick to it and you’ll beat the Munchie Monster!
You can do this! Every little step makes a difference!
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