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 size Calories Fat Sugar
Snickers

Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat

72 3.7 7
Reese’s Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 80 4.5 7
Almond Joy Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 91 5.1 9.2
Milky Way Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 76 2.9 10.9
Butterfinger Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 100 4 10
M&M’s Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 90 4 11.5
Peanut M&M’s Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 93 4.7 9.1
Nestle Crunch Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 51.3 2.7 5.6
Peppermint Pattie Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 47 1 8.6
Kit Kat Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 73 3.7 6.7
Dots Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 70 0 11
Skittles Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 80 .8 15
Jellybeans Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 35 0 7
3 Musketeers Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 63.3 2 10
Milky Way Dark Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 81 3 11
Hershey’s Bar Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 66.7 4 7.7
Take 5 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 105 5.5 9
100 Grand Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 95 4 11
Nerds Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 50 0 12
Whoppers  Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 100 4 13
Mike & Ike Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 50 0 9
SweeTart Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 10 0 2.4
Milk Duds Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 40 2 6.3
Babe Ruth Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 85 4 10
Heath Bar Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 77 4.7 8.7

Article written by Julie Harrington, nutritionist at Shane Diet Resorts

Source for calorie counts: http://www.fitsugar.com/Calories-Halloween-Candy-Fun-Size-Treats-5452936