October 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm
by Irina Gonzalez
I love Halloween. It’s definitely one of if not actually my all-time favorite Holiday. I love dressing up, decorating, trick-or-treating, pumpkin-flavored everything, carving pumpkins, you name it and I enjoy doing it. The one thing I don’t enjoy about Halloween, though, is just how easy it is to gain weight once this candy-filled holiday comes knocking. So what’s a woman to do if she wants to keep losing weight? Here’s your answer.
1.Bring a Healthy Party Snack: Halloween can be full of plenty of bad-for-you treats, but there is definitely a way to lighten it all up if you’re going to a Halloween party. The kids won’t even know that you’re serving up some diet-friendly Halloween treats when they’re this delicious. Trust me!
2. Don’t Drink Your Calories: This is a hard-and-fast rule for me almost always, but it is especially important during the holidays. There will be plenty of food to make you worry about your waistline, so stay away from the sweet, sugary drinks if you want to stay on the diet success track.
3. Stay Away From (Most) Candy: I have one big rule about Halloween candy, should you have a big craving for it: pick one thing and have it but throw away or let your kids have the rest. I know we all want to try some of the goodies we see but allowing yourself exactly one treat, but no more, will help keep the weight off.
4. Go Trick-or-Treating with the Kids: Want to know the super-easy trick to getting some exercise in on Halloween? Go trick-or-treating! If your kids are still old enough (and interested) in going out, make sure you go, too. This is the best because you get to walk around, burning some calories. Plus, you can get a group together and walk around with other moms–a win-win for everyone.
5. Don’t Overindulge, PERIOD! Look, I know how it is: it’s the official start of the holiday season and everything looks and smells so good that your willpower just goes out the window. I know it’s not easy, but make yourself a promise and stick to it. If you need to, recommit to it every minute of every day. Trust me, I deal with all of this too. I may be a diet success myself but no Holiday is good for weight loss. Do your best and just keep going.
How are you going to keep healthy this Halloween? Share with us in the comments below!