It is almost Halloween. The “trick” is to not overdo it with the “treats” during this holiday. To stay on track with your healthy lifestyle and weight loss goals learn how to still enjoy the treats with healthy moderation. Here are some tips to stay on track:

  1. Shop last minute. Put off buying Halloween candy until the night before or day of Halloween. Then you will be less tempted to dig into the treats earlier. Also, buy candy that you don’t like, so you are less likely to indulge – in between trick-or-treaters and with leftovers.
  2. Out of sight out of mind. Don’t leave a bowl of candy out on your desk at work or your counter in the kitchen. Other colleagues may not be as health conscious, and it’s easy to just pop a little candy in your mouth every time you walk by their stash. Try chewing a piece of gum to avoid the temptation. If you decide to have a piece of candy, that’s okay. A trick to monitor your treats so you don’t over indulge is to keep your empty wrappers. If you keep your empty wrappers it will remind you of how many you ate and motivate you to stop at one or two.
  3. Keep eating healthy. Make an extra effort to stick to your well-balanced diet. Your healthy diet will keep you satisfied rather than raiding the candy bowl.
  4. Exercise. A great time to get in some extra walking exercise is Halloween night by taking kids trick-or-treating.
  5. Don’t stress. Halloween is one single day of the year. Enjoy a treat. Keep up with your healthy lifestyle and enjoy treats in moderation.

Here is a nutritional breakdown of your favorite Halloween candy:

1 fun sizeCaloriesFatSugar

snickers-fun-size-150x100 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat

Reese’sreeses Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat804.57
Almond Joyalmond-joy-fun-size-68-oz-192-count Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat915.19.2
Milky WayMilky_Way_Fun_Size_Snacks_Candy_Bar-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat762.910.9
ButterfingerFun-Size-Bag-of-Butterfinger-150x117 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat100410
M&M’smandmmilkchocolatefunsize1-150x79 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat90411.5
Peanut M&M’smmspeanut_476_general-150x117 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat934.79.1
Nestle Crunchcrunch-fun-size-candy-bars-11.5-oz-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat51.32.75.6
Peppermint Pattieyork-peppermint-patties-30879-150x112 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat4718.6
Kit Katkit-kat Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat733.76.7
Dots5646dotsmini Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat70011
Skittlesskittles_snack_size__89542_thumb Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat80.815
Jellybeansjelly-beans Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat3507
3 Musketeers15122_3_MUSKETEERS_FUN_SIZE_small-150x91 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat63.3210
Milky Way Darkmilky-way-dark-150x119 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat81311
Hershey’s Barpreview_Hersheys-Milk-Chocolate-Snack-Size-Bars-150x108 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat66.747.7
Take 5take-5-150x90 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat1055.59
100 Grand100-grand-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat95411
Nerdswonkafunsizenerdsgrape-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat50012
Whoppers2482-images-200x200-snack-size-whoppers Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat100413
Mike & IkeHealthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat5009
SweeTartHealthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat1002.4
Milk DudsHealthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat4026.3
Babe RuthHealthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat85410
Heath BarHealthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat774.78.7

Article written by Julie Harrington, nutritionist at Shane Diet Resorts

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