Halloween is notorious for encouraging your appetite towards unhealthy, sugar-packed candies. To cope with the abundance of candy that will fill your home and work, develop a strategy for dealing with those sweet temptations. Try to trick your cravings for treats with these 5 tips:
Sips instead of sweets.
Taking a few sips of water before eating can help fill you up and curb your appetite. Sometimes we can confuse hunger with dehydration. Before you indulge, drink water to make you feel fuller and evaluate how hungry you actually are afterwards.
Delay until the kids come out to play.
Do your best to keep candy out of the house for as long as you can. Wait to buy candy until the day of and procrastination will work in your favor. If you can’t help candy in the house, store it in the closet so you won’t be reminded of it.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Having candy at your fingertips is dangerous. This year, don’t keep a candy bowl at your desk to eliminate the craving reminders. If you don’t see the candy, you’re less likely to crave it.
Replace candy with fresh fruit or healthier snacks.
Replace candy for pumpkin seeds or popcorn. The snack is still reminiscent of the season, but is much healthier. When prepared with healthy snacks, such as fresh vegetables or Medifast snacks, you can easily choose those options over candy.
Walk it out.
Transform your cravings for sweets into cravings for physical activity. Both have the same positive effects on your mood and stress-relief, however taking a brisk 10 minute walk will be far more beneficial.
Although these tips will help you do your best to avoid Halloween indulgences, candy will be hard to avoid. Remember that moderation is the key to healthy success. If you indulge, keep it light by consuming small portions to maintain your waistline.
GREAT advise:) I must do this:) I also KNOW the $ I’ve put into losing weight & I think of that fact to keep me ”in line.” I’ve been on Medifast for a month & my capris are loose! They use to be so tight & uncomfortable. YAHHH for Medifast-it’s so delicious, too:)
Yes! Halloween has been killer for cravings lately. Need to get this candy out of my house!
Well, that was an extremely interesting few minutes I invested reading through your site, warm regards.
Comments are closed.