Don't Let Halloween Candy Get the Best of You

By Virginia Laird

Have you walked through the aisles of your local supermarket lately? If you have, you have most likely noticed the plethora of candy that may be screaming your name as you pass by. Halloween candy is just the beginning. From now until after Christmas, holiday candy may be overwhelmingly tempting. Rather than allowing these sweets to get the best of you, health and wellness experts have offered a few suggestions as to how you can take control of your cravings, including:

  • Set rules for consuming candy (and stick to them)
  • Make time to walk each day
  • Cut out all other sugar

Set Rules for Consuming Candy (and Stick to Them)

Throughout the Halloween season, many find the temptation of candy to be too much. As you peruse the aisles at your local supermarket, you may find that some candy is difficult to turn your back on. For this reason, health and wellness experts advise that setting some limits to your candy consumption is a great way to prevent eating too much. Rather than endlessly consuming all the candy your sweet tooth desires, it is best to limit yourself to one piece each day, or a certain amount per week. Setting a few rules and following them can help you avoid packing on the pounds while surrounded with this candy.

Make Time to Walk Each Day

Making time to exercise daily is another way to keep the pounds from adding up. It may be impossible to prevent the consumption of some candy. However, making sure to exercise --  especially a walk each day -- can burn the extra calories needed to allow some wiggle room for candy. Fitness experts suggest walking is a great exercise, as it is low impact and can be done no matter where you may be. It is suggested that you should walk at least one mile per day.

Cut Out All Other Sugar

If you are one who finds the craving for Halloween candy to be too much, it may be best to cut out all other sugar. Research suggests that reducing some of the sugar in your diet can help keep you from adding any pounds to your waistline. As you add some candy to your daily routine, consider dropping donuts, cookies, or even some soda in an effort to reduce your sugar consumption.

Following this advice can help you keep from allowing Halloween candy from getting the best of your this fall. Now start taking control of your cravings right away.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chandler, Ariz.

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