Halloween is finally here! For most of us, that means scary movies, pumpkin carving, and chowing down on way too much candy. Although overindulging can be fun, it’s not always the best idea. Consuming too much candy is a sure way to negatively impact your health, from weight gain to tooth decay and even an increased chance of developing diabetes. Completely avoiding Halloween treats might not be the answer, but we’ve put together some tips to help you avoid the candy craze.
Limit Your Candy Consumption
A great way to help you stay on track with your healthy eating is to limit the amount of candy you consume, whether it is a number of pieces or an amount of days you’ll keep the candy out. Candy is full of preservatives, empty calories, and sugar which is detrimental to your health. A treat every now and then won’t have huge negative impacts, but forming the habit of eating candy certainly will.
Find Ways to Share Your Candy With Others
Sometimes resisting the urge to purchase a bag of Halloween candy is just too much! It is more than okay to cave on those chocolate cravings, but don’t let it consume you. Eat a few pieces, and share with friends, family, and coworkers so more people can enjoy.
Create Your Own Healthy Concoctions
The best way to really know what you’re consuming is by making your own recipes. Treats bought at the store aren’t the healthiest of options. If you get creative (Hello, Pinterest!), you can make your own Fall desserts with fewer calories and healthier ingredients. Making your own Halloween treats is a scary good time!
Freeze Your Candy
If you just can’t part with your Halloween candy, we suggest freezing it. Frozen candy takes a lot longer to eat, or requires plannings if you want to set it out to thaw. This is a great way to prevent your small snack from turning into attacking an entire bag of candy.
If you would like more tips and tricks for a healthier lifestyle, just ask during your next consultation. We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve true health, and we wish you a healthy and happy Halloween!