How to Avoid Halloween-Related Weight Loss Setbacks
Halloween certainly makes it hard to adhere to your commitment to eat less junk food. Parents who take their kids trick or treating and will inevitably wind up with an overload of candy. Non-parents will need to stock up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Halloween parties at church, school or a friend's home will naturally have plenty of unhealthy goodies just waiting to be eaten. However, there are ways in which you can avoid regaining the weight that you worked so hard to lose. Following are five tried and proven ways to avoid eating too many unhealthy foods on Halloween.
Don't Have Candy Lying Around the House
Having candy lying around the house will increase the odds that you will eat at least some. To avoid this temptation, buy candy at the last minute. Alternatively, you could buy candy early, store it in the freezer and defrost it shortly before trick-or-treaters come around.
Buy Candy you Don't Like
Buying candy you don't like will make it easy for you to stick to your healthy eating commitments.
Dispose of Extra Candy
Don't keep extra candy. If you don't have kids, throw out any candy you do not give away to trick-or-treaters. If you do have kids, make an agreement with them regarding how much candy will be kept and then dispose of the rest.
Tell Others about Your Commitment to Eat Right
If you go to a Halloween party, be sure to tell all your close friends beforehand that you are sticking to a healthy diet plan. At least some of them can then safeguard you should you get too close to the dessert table.
Eat and Drink Beforehand
Eat a healthy meal before going out to a Halloween party and drink plenty of water as well. A full stomach should deter you from eating too much junk food at the party.
While following the tips outlined above can be challenging, the results are sure to be more than worth it. You will be thankful that you stuck to your healthy eating plan.
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