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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Treats

How do you avoid the Halloween candy feast?
Here are a few tips to help you avoid over-indulging

1. Freeze chocolate candy like the snickers, milky ways etc. Frozen candy takes longer to eat, creating the feeling of indulgence from a smaller serving.
2. Eat some Halloween candy. If you try not to eat any at all, it will only lead to feelings of deprivation. Its ok to have a piece or two a day. Portion control
3. Buy candy that doesn't particularly sound good to you. Avoiding your favorite reeses may be nearly impossible while walking past a tootsie pop might be simple
4. Don't buy your Halloween candy until the day of. That way its not laying around for you to graze on.
5.But if thats to late,  Incorporate candy into healthy meals. Add a little crunched up butterfinger to your morning oatmeal or Greek yogurt.
5.Make a trail mix with healthy nuts and chex pieces and throw in that fun size m&m's
6.Make Healthier treats. These pumpkin cookies have about 90 cal. each
7.Pick out dark chocolate pieces for healthy antioxidants. 8. Be sure to keep your activity up, go for a nice fall walk/run. Take a group fitness class or circuit train.

Good LUCK! and I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy Halloween week!

My favorite Halloween candy!


Whats your favorite Halloween treat?

Who is dressing up this year? What are your kids going to be?