Candy is highly seasonal. Sales peak around holidays and Halloween reigns supreme! This time of year sweets are everywhere and temptation is around every corner. Having a plan to mindfully decide, what and when you will eat it, can help you keep your claws out of the candy bowl.
- Don’t buy your favorite candy. If you will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, choose something you can easily resist.
- Track your treats. It’s easy to just “have a few” or “one more” fun size candy bar, but those can add up fast. Keep count on a food journal so not to lose sight of how much you eat.
- Fill up on real food. Have a satisfying meal that is high in fiber and lean protein so you are less likely to feel hungry again soon.
- Hit the spot. For a sweet fix, eat sweet fruits like grapes or berries. If chocolate is what you crave, choose a couple squares of satisfying dark chocolate.
Planning ahead can make sure you enjoy the treats you eat, indulge less and feel satisfied without overdoing it!