Tips for not breaking your diet on Halloween Candy

Halloween is over a month away & if you’ve stepped foot in your local grocery store, you’ve already seen the aisles filled with brightly colored Halloween candy. It seems hard to resist.

I’ve written before about non-candy treats that you can give out for Halloween, but what if you still want to give candy? What are some techniques that you can use so that you don’t eat it all before your trick-or-treaters arrive?

Buy your candy as close to Halloween as possible – Don’t buy candy now thinking that it will stay until Halloween untouched. It won’t. If it’s not in the house, you won’t be tempted to eat it. So don’t buy it, and don’t tempt yourself.

Buy candy that you don’t like – I know! Is that even possible? probably. If you love chocolate, buy treats that are not chocolate based (candy corn, gum, jelly beans, Nerds, Sweet tarts, etc.). Typically when we buy a gift for someone, we buy something that we like; but believe it or not, most kids will like those types of candy that you don’t. Again, it’s about not tempting yourself, and if you don’t like it, you’ll be less tempted to eat it, or if you do, less tempted to eat a bunch of it.

Don’t buy variety packs – Buy all one type of candy to give away. Since there’s less of a variety to choose from, it will be less tempting to pick something different — because there ISN’T anything different.

Remember that Halloween starts off the sugar fest that lasts 6 months & ends with Easter. Consume your sugar responsibly.