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Got Halloween Candy? Don't Let It Control You

By Virginia Laird

Are you ready for the excitement that can accompany Halloween? For many, this is a time to chow down on endless amounts of candy. However, this may not be the best idea. Health and wellness experts advise that over-consuming candy is a sure way to pack on the pounds, cause tooth decay, and increase your chances of developing diabetes. Although completely avoiding this scrumptious treat may not be possible, there are several tips you can try to help you reduce your gorging on the goodies, including:

  • Set limits with your candy consumption
  • Find ways to share your candy with others
  • Freeze your candy

Set Limits With Your Candy Consumption

Limiting yourself to a certain number of pieces of candy can help you stay on track with your weight and diet. For those who may not be on a set diet, it matters not. Candy is full of sugar which can be detrimental to a healthy eating plan and lifestyle. Although there is research to suggest that just a little may not affect the overall outcome, forming the habit of eating candy can kill a healthy routine.

Find Ways to Share Your Candy With Others

There are times when completely avoiding the urge to purchase a bag of candy can be impossible. If you are anything like me, there are times when your craving of chocolate can get the best of you. Rather than allowing it to consume you, choose to eat one piece then share the rest with others.

Freeze Your Candy

Another idea comes from my childhood physician. He often admitted to having a huge sweet tooth. His recommendation to me was to freeze my candy. He would often eat one small piece each day, setting it out the night before to thaw. This is a great way to prevent you from attacking the entire bag of candy at one sitting.

No matter which technique you choose, making sure to avoid consuming too much sugar this Halloween season can keep you on a healthier path than eating every sweet treat and candy in sight. Now you are prepared for the Halloween season and all the yummy candy which can accompany the fun. Make sure to keep these tips in mind as you try to keep in shape. Here’s to a safe and happy season of treats and tricks!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Asheville, N.C.

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