As a self proclaimed chocoholic, Halloween is one of the most tempting holidays for me to binge eat chocolate. Oh and FYI...yesterday was National Chocolate Day. How did I not know that??
Anyways, I came across this article that shows what 200 calories of certain candy looks like and I thought I'd share it:
Those tiny Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars are my weakness. I was actually at the grocery store at the beginning of the week and had to tell myself not to buy Halloween candy yet because I knew my husband and I would break into it. That got me thinking about some ways to stay on track during this candy crazed holiday and wanted to share a few of them...
How to Stay on Track During Halloween
- Buy candy you dislike: Put a bag of Hershey's Kisses in front of me and I will polish it off in a day. Put a bag of Skittles or Sour Patch Kids in front of me and I won't touch it. If you don't buy the candy you love, it won't be around to tempt you.
- Eat dinner early: Eat dinner before you hand out candy, or before you take your little ones trick-or-treating. Having a full belly will help curb those cravings!
- Reach for fruit: Candy still calling your name? Eat a piece of fruit first. I've found that eating a sweet piece of cantaloupe or pineapple satisfies my craving for chocolate. Give it a go and see if it works for you!
- Buy candy the day of Halloween: Having tempting candy around days before trick-or-treaters come knocking is a recipe for disaster. Buy your candy Halloween day that way you are not tempted to snack on it leading up to Halloween night.
- Make your own treats: Make a few Halloween inspired snacks to munch on while you hand out candy. Here are a few ideas I have found that would be great:
I plan on knocking out a workout right before my husband and I hand out candy. I'm hoping that will help keep me motivated to keep on track as well! Here's to testing our willpower!