By Diana Breault
Weight Loss Motivator, Dedham Health and Athletic Club
Hmm…should I take the Baby Ruth or the Kit Kat? Just one won’t hurt….or two…or three or…. Ever find yourself hitting the candy bowl after your child’s Halloween night of trick or treating? Think before you lay a finger on that Butterfinger. Three Fun Size Butterfingers add up to 300 empty calories. What are empty calories – those things high in calories but low in nutritional value. Like all those Halloween goodies.
Temptation is difficult to face when emptying that bagful of candy. This is where the “out of site, out of mind” motto comes in handy. Make sure the Halloween candy is put in an uncommon place, such as the top of the refrigerator or towards the back of the kitchen pantry.
If you find yourself looking for something sweet and crunchy, try apple slices with peanut butter or a rice cake with drizzled honey.a
Remember, candy is a treat, soeat in moderation when enjoying Halloween festivities. And don’t forget to watch out for the zombies!
For more information about food moderation and caloric intake, join the Weight Loss Solution at DHAC (zombie-free zone).