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Craving Halloween Candy? 3 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain

By Virginia Laird

For some reason, when the Halloween candy hits the shelves many reach for a bag of their favorite each time they enter the store. While these moments seem to be the most tempting, it is vital to avoid caving to these times. However, if you do, there are some things you can do to help avoid packing on the pounds while enjoying your favorite candy. Health and wellness experts have put together a list of tips to help you keep the weight off in such times, including:

  • Make time to hit the gym
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Set limits on your candy consumption

Make Time to Hit the Gym

Exercise has always been a great help to manage weight. This remains true when enjoying Halloween candy while trying to keep your scale from climbing. Health and wellness experts advise that weight management comes down to burning more calories than you consume. It is suggested that those who want to maintain weight (or even lose some) should make gym time a priority. Those who may seem hesitant about where to begin, it is best to seek the advice of fitness experts, including personal trainers and fitness instructors. These individuals are there to help get those who need help started in the right direction.

Stay Hydrated by Drinking Plenty of Water

Research suggests that those who want to curb cravings should stay properly hydrated. This means drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces each day. Since water is a zero calorie beverage, it is the best when it comes to maintaining and managing weight. Health and wellness experts suggest that those who struggle to drink enough water should set reminders to help keep track of the water consumption.

Set Limits on Your Candy Consumption

Health and wellness professionals advise that those who insist on investing in Halloween treats, especially candy, should set a few limits. For some this can be a certain amount per week, while others may choose to set daily limits. Research suggests that having a guideline can help you manage calories consumed.

With Halloween just around the corner, and the candy already on the shelves of every store, making these tips part of your life can help you stay on track with your weight. While you carefully enjoy your treats this season, keep in mind that you can control your cravings. Good luck and Happy Halloween!

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

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