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Halloween Thoughts

 


Article posted by: Sherri Sacconaghi - October 22nd, 2012

 

 


It is almost that time of year. Halloween. It Is time for me to start lecturing on the evils of sugar and how we should pass out toothbrushes instead of M & M’s. Right? Wrong.

 

Okay right and wrong. This year instead of suggesting that you keep all your favorites out of the house and buy only sour gummy worms (no one over the age of 12 likes those do they?) I am going to suggest you buy what you would like but give it some thought.

 

For those who struggle with weight, emotional eating or just one wicked sweet tooth, Halloween can be a challenge. Bowls and bags of candy everywhere can be the undoing of the healthy habits that you have worked so hard to maintain.

 

This year take a look at your Halloween candy habits. Is it really all about the little ghosts and ghoblins coming to your door is it something more?

 

Before you reach for that second Peanut Butter Cup ask yourself this. “Do I really want this candy or am I wanting something else? “ If you can’t seem to stop at one, consider this:

 

  • Are You Tired? When we are tired and dragging we automatically look for that quick boost of energy and nothing can give us a quick jolt like sugar. But that energy is short lived and a crash is bound to happen 30 minutes later. An orange and some string cheese will give you a quick boost that will last (not to mention a little vitamin C in there too).

  • Are you bored or restless? It is easy to circle that candy bowl when we just are not feeling fulfilled by other activities. Find something you enjoy doing, and then go do it. You will be surprised how quickly you lose interest in those snickers bars.

  • Are you stressed? The good old crunch of a peanut M and M can be a good stress reliever for sure and that makes it hard to stop at just a few. Try drizzling some dark chocolate on some air popped pop corn.. You will get the stress relieving crunch with less fat and more fiber. And it is so good.

 

I am all for a sweet treats around the Halloween holiday. But when a little indulgence turns into a full on candy craze, it might be time to give it a little thought.

 

Posted by: Sherri Sacconaghi
Certified Health Coach and Personal Fitness Trainer
www.themissionofnutrition.com
Ph: 503 621 7549
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