Dieting during the Halloween season isn’t fun at all, especially because you’re surrounded constantly by all of those delicious Halloween candies and chocolate bars in stores, at the office, and probably even at home because you simply can’t resist the temptation to buy some or you’re stocking up to hand them out to trick-or-treaters.
Halloween Dieting Tips and Tricks
With the Halloween dieting guide below, you can get through this season with greater ease and ensure that you won’t gain any extra weight before the holiday season arrives.
Make the Right Candy Choices
It’s really likely that you won’t be able to entirely avoid candy during the Halloween season, so it’s best to know what you should eat and what you should avoid. In this way, you can satisfy your cravings without undoing your Halloween dieting objectives.
Bear in mind that a single mini candy bar from a variety of brands typically has roughly 80 calories, along with anywhere from 3-5 grams of fat. So just because these treats are small certainly doesn’t mean that you should have a lot of them.
There are some treats that contain fewer calories, such as Hershey’s Kisses, Dum-Dum lollipops, a mini box of Nerds, mini Tootsie Rolls, Jolly ranchers, small Laffy Taffy candies, miniature boxes of Junior Mints or Mike and Ike candies, and small York Peppermint Patties.
Eat Before a Halloween Party
Halloween dieting can become even more challenging if you’re planning on attending some parties. The best way to prevent yourself from overindulging while at these events is by eating a healthy and filling meal ahead of time. Once you arrive at the party, you can snack on some of the healthier options that are available, but you likely won’t have any room for overdoing it on candy and chocolate. And if you’re wearing a sexy costume that shows off your body, you’ll have even more motivation to stick to your diet goals.
Don’t Drink from the Punch Bowl
Many times, party hosts will have a bowl of punch out for their guests to enjoy. Bear in mind that just a single serving could contain hundreds of calories and a lot of sugar. So when you’re at a party, you should stick with drinks that you’re familiar with and that you know won’t undo your diet goals with all of their calories.
Don’t Eat the Whole Thing
One of the struggles we face when it comes to eating food served at Halloween parties is that we really like what is being served. It can also feel like you’re insulting the host if you don’t take part in anything. Telling people you’re Halloween dieting will often only get you so far. You want to take part. Food is a major part of what makes parties fun.
Fortunately, when you do it right, you don’t have to deprive yourself. This is especially true if you go with a friend who is also trying to stick to a Halloween diet at least to some extent. The reason is that you can try a few items without eating the whole thing. If you’re there with a friend, you can simply split whatever you want to try. A bite or two is typically enough when it comes to getting everything out of a sweet treat.
Similarly, if you aren’t sharing with someone, just eat your favorite part of the treat. If you really only like the icing on the top of the mini cupcake, just eat the top off. If you don’t really like icing, scrape that off and eat the cake part. You’ll save yourself the calories and sugars from the part you wouldn’t have enjoyed all that much anyway.
Bring Treats With You
If you’re really not sure what will be served, but you want to take part, bring your own Halloween diet friendly treats for everyone. Make a big bowl of popcorn topped in cinnamon sugar or pumpkin spice flavoring, for example. It’s a flavorful, high fiber treat everyone can enjoy, it’s affordable, and it won’t max out your calorie budget.
Just make sure to let your host/hostess know that you’ll be bringing something extra so you won’t cause a fuss in trying to work your treat into their serving area. This will also help you to avoid bringing something they’re already planning to serve.
Dieting during Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. By following the tips above, and by taking a high quality weight loss supplement like PHENBLUE, you can stick to your goals and keep yourself at a healthy weight.