Halloween Survival Strategies

If you have a sweet tooth, this is no time to think you can handle unlimited candy in your home or office.

Things you can do:
– If you’re given sweets by family or friends, save one or two favorites for a meal and re-gift the rest to others. Take them to work to share with coworkers or just throw them away.
– Remember candy is food, and if you want to weigh your goal weight for the whole year and not just when it’s convenient, use the candy as a dessert to be eaten with a meal.
– If you have to have candy available for trick or treaters, purchase candies that you don’t like so you won’t be tempted.

Most treats are memories of your childhood. Now you are an adult and need to be more mindful of eating only when you’re physically hungry.

Your goal is to eat only when you are hungry enough to commit to a meal with food on a plate to be eaten with utensils that lasts for at least twenty minutes. Dessert might be a part of the meal but don’t snack on Halloween candy if you aren’t hungry enough to eat a whole meal.

—Caryl

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