Temptation is everywhere! Sugar and sweets are at work, at parties and kids are bringing them home from school. Not to mention all the trick or treat candy that will be arriving in your home! How can we keep ourselves from indulging in these amazing treats?
Here are a few tips to help you during this crazy tradition of ours:
1. Buy candy you don’t like to pass out to the trick or treaters. This will help you not want to eat it!
2. Limit your candy/sweet intake. Limit your kids intake as well. Pick your favorite candy or sweet, find out how many calories and save those calories for that special treat. Enjoy that one thing and this will help you from feeling deprived. Avoid sitting and indulging on those mini snack size candy bars. We think we are doing good by eating the small ones but those calories and fats really add up!
3. Drink lots of water. Water helps you feel more full throughout the day and will curb the candy cravings.
4. Get the candy out of your house. Let your kids pick a few of their favorite candies from their stash. Then donate the rest or throw it away!
5. Eat fiber early in the day. The fiber will help fill you up and helps in slowing down digestion so that your don’t store as much sugar to fat.
And in case you needed it…here are a few reminders about sugar to think about:
- Sugar makes us crave more sugar. It has no nutritional value and your body will crave nutrition even though you have taken in a lot of calories. This will cause you to eat more calories during the day. One thing that I have noticed is when I have a lot sugar, the next day I crave it and it is hard for me to resist it. It even takes me a few days to stop wanting it. Sugar has a way of addicting us.
- Sugar is stored as fat. Our bodies don’t know what to do with all that extra energy so it stores it as fat, holding on to the energy in case we need it later. The problem is that it doesn’t turn fat back into energy, we have to burn it off.
Think you know about sweets? Here is a great quiz to take…see how well you do…Desserts Quiz!
Have a HEALTHY Halloween!Tweet