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October 9, 2008

Tips for Halloween

Filed under: By Tamra Rosenfeld — Administrator @ 12:22 pm

  Tamra Rosenfeld

October is a difficult time for most people to maintain or lose weight.  It is difficult to avoid the temptation to eat candy when it is placed at a co-workers desk, when it is in your home in preparation for trick-or-treaters, or when your children go trick-or-treating and bring home bags of goodies. 

Here are a few tips that may help:


·        When buying candy for Halloween, choose candy that you do not like.
·        Keep healthy foods easily accessible and put candy in hard to reach places where it is difficult to keep coming back for more.
·        If you know candy will be around make sure that you have a meal or healthful snack.  The more hungry you are the more candy you are likely to eat.
·        Keep your mouth busy by drinking water or chewing gum.
·        Every time you take a candy write down the time and quantity.  Before taking another one look at how much candy you had already that day.
·        Increase your exercise to compensate for the extra calories – 100 extra calories a day can cause you to gain about a pound a month.

If you do decide to snack on some Halloween treats, use this information below to choose the items lowest in calories and fat.

Candy
Serving size
Calories
Fat
Carbohydrates
Almond Joy, Miniatures
3
200
11
25
Dum Dum Pops
2
51
0
13
Hershey’s Kisses
9
230
13
24
Hershey’s Miniatures
5
210
13
25
Hershey’s Nuggets
4
200
12
25
KitKat, Fun Size
1 package
100
5
12
Milky Way Fun Size
2
150
6
24
Baby Ruth Fun Size
1
100
4.5
14
Butterfinger Fun Size
1
100
4
15
Nestle Crunch Fun Size
3
210
10
29
Nips Caramel
2
60
1
11
Smarties Candy Rolls
1 roll
25
0
6
Snickers Fun Size
1
95
5
12
Tootsie Roll Pops
1
60
0
15
Twix Minis
3
150
8
20
York Peppermint Patties
1
140
2.5
31
Three Musketeers Minis
7
170
5
32

* Some amounts have been approximated. Please see actual product labels for complete information.
Good luck and enjoy your Halloween!
 

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