Happy Halloween! I adore this holiday. I love scary stories, costumes, macabre decorations and yes, sweets! Halloween marks the seasonal beginning of candy, goodies, treats, and yummies. Enjoy it (in moderation)! I’m a huge fan of dark chocolate Peanut Butter cups (Trader Joes, my friends). Tonight, it’s ok to have some candy. Just go for a couple of choice treats instead of the whole bag! Be mindful when you are eating sweets. It is super easy to overdo it. I like to call it “going gross”. You know what I’m talking about. I don’t think I need to go into the gory details.
Mighty Mama Super Sneaky Ways to Keep from “Going Gross”.
-Tea Time: I find if I have a warm beverage in hand I tend sip away and it’s easier to say “no” to temptation.
-Say yes to Salmon! (or nuts or beans or chicken..) : Eat a meal with some healthy protein before the sweets are presented. Your tummy will stay satisfied longer. NEVER open a bag of candy when you’re hungry!
-Sweat it out : Workout before the festivities. I find that I’m far less temped to go overboard when I’ve just come away from a fat-blasting fest! You have the time! Make it. All you need is 15-20 min. Excuse yourself to the basement get moving. Pushups, jumping jacks, tricep dips, you don’t need a gym, mama!
-Don’t get Comfortable: Don’t put on those sweatpants just yet. If you’re wearing some clothes that are form fitting you’ll be far less willing to keep munching. Promise.
-Bright Smile!: Brush those teeth! Food just doesn’t taste as good when your mouth is fresh and minty. Just sayin’.
There you have it! A fool proof way to not go crazy on candy tonight. Have fun, be present, and enjoy your precious kiddos. That’s what it’s all about.