Every year I struggle with he same thing all dieters do. The isles that fill up with candy starting in September and don’t empty until January. If I could avoid the store for all of those months, my butt would be a little bit smaller. Here’s my strategy to avoid Halloween candy ending up on your rear and mine.
Leave Halloween candy in the store.
It’s hard when you go into the grocery store and see the aisles socked with tons of candy and not buy a bag. What’s even harder is when it’s 50% off the day after Halloween. Make a point to leave the candy in the store. Nothings a good deal if it ends up on your rear.
Say yes to candy on occasion.
To avoid stockpiling and having candy in my house 24/7, I’ve made it a rule to drive or walk to the convenience store and buy a candy bar when ever I want one. Because I’ve allowed myself that freedom, I don’t stock candy in my house anymore and don’t struggle with multiple runs to the candy jar. I also don’t drive to the store to get candy because it’s too much of a hassle.
Try fruit first.
Sometimes my need for candy can be satisfied with a piece of fruit. If I choose fruit instead of candy I generally end up eating less calories and am more satisfied due to the extra fiber and nutrients in the fruit. Occasionally, the fruit doesn’t work for me and I end up eating the candy too. More often than not, it does.
Take your vitamins.
Your body craves missing vitamins and may turn to candy to make up for a loss of nutrients. Before you down your second Hershey bar, stop to assess if you might be missing a few key vitamins.
These four tips should give you a great start on reducing the amount of candy you buy and eat. I know they help me with my struggles each and every day. I hope that this year less Halloween candy will end up on your rear as well as mine.