Halloween Survival Guide
You already know what Halloween is all about: costumes, pumpkins, candy and often unhealthy snacks. This year, be prepared so you can help your patients and their families avoid a giant sugar crash on November 1.
1. Don’t Rush to Buy Candy
Buy candy for the trick-or-treaters last minute so it’s not sitting in your pantry for weeks tempting you and your kids to indulge early, plus the closer it is to halloween the more deals/discounts your store will likely have OR
2. Ditch the Processed Sweets
The parents will appreciate it and you will have less temptation! Some great ideas: snack packs of all-fruit strips, natural gummies or pretzels with no added sugar. Pencils, crayons, stickers, glow sticks, and false teeth are unique, fun options as well!
3. Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About
At your next halloween party bring a veggie tray, a fruit platter, bean dip, or guacamole with sweet potato and quinoa chips. Want to get creative? Serve it in an orange bell pepper to give it Halloween spirit. While at the party, avoid the mixed drinks at the bar and steer away from the processed foods, high-carb foods, and unhealthy fats. Check out the image below for more healthy Halloween party ideas.
4. Don’t Trick-or-Treat Hungry
Trick-or-trick after a healthy, home-cooked meal so you and your kids don’t fill up on candy or eat candy along the way.
5. Fit In A Full Workout
Plan to workout first thing in the morning so you still get your usual workout routine in. It’s recommended to get your kids moving before trick-or-treating, too. If you’re planning the Halloween Party, plan activities that involve physical activity for the kids and for the adults.
Stick With Your Healthy Routine
Even if you cheat slightly on October 31, get right back on track. Do not have the mindset that because you cheated once, you have to quit everything you have done thus far. You've got this!
Always remember one of my mantras, "The more you know about how your body works, the better you can take care of yourself."
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