I love fall. Pumpkin patches, apple cider, brightly colored leaves and crisp morning air- if I could create my perfect world it would be eternally fall. But then there is Halloween. It's not that I dislike halloween, I love seeing the kids get dressed up, and carving pumpkins and roasting pumpkin seeds....but all that candy. Yikes.
It appears on the store shelves a month early, calling to you. If you are strong enough to not cave and open it before the trick or treaters come there is still always some leftover, or your kids drag in their heavy bags and now your house is full of candy and temptations. By the time the candy is gone, it's almost Thanksgiving and then you are prepping fpr christmas with cookies and treats and parties and before you know it you are making your New Year's resolutions and wishing the last 2 months of poor nutrition choices would just magically disappear. But it doesn't have to be that way. The holidays don't ahve to derail you from all the hard work you have been putting into your body and your nutrition choices, but the first step is to get past Halloween. Because, one small piece often turns to 2 or 3 and then it's easy to lose track of what you may have eaten.
Here are some ideas to keep those candy calories under control:
- Don't buy it at all, give away non food treats like pencils or bouncy balls instead
- Buy candy you