For kids and us adults, Halloween is all about costumes and candy! Who are we kidding, it is all about the candy! The key is balancing the Halloween treats while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A little indulgence won’t hurt, but eating an entire bag of candy in one night is not a good idea!
Here are a few tips for staying healthy:
- It’s no secret that candy contains sugar and too much sugar is unhealthy. On Halloween night, eat a full nutritious meal before trick-or-treating with your kids or handing out candy. This can help to keep your hands out of the candy bowl.
- Limit eating leftover candy to just a few days after. Freeze the remaining or bring it to work and let others get rid of it for you! You can also Pick a date to throw away any leftover candy and stick to it.
- Brush your teeth immediately after eating candy.
- Keep the candy stash somewhat out of sight. What you don’t see, you won’t eat!
- If you are passing out candy, buy the kind you don’t like.
- Of course, let yourself celebrate a little!If you make healthy eating a habit, a day (or two!) of overindulgence is perfectly acceptable. Halloween happens just once a year, and you should be able to celebrate it without guilt. Give yourself a deadline for when the celebration is over, then plan to get back on track by cooking a nutritious meal or going for a run. Remember that your overall health and happiness rests on more than just a few days.
Source: heart.org, popsugar.com