Tips on how you can make a healthy Halloween less scary

Kim Lenga

Halloween is right around the corner and the festivities have already begun.
Here are some tips on making a healthy Halloween less scary. To read more, visit my blog:
🟢Don't buy fun-sized...
If it’s smaller, it’s healthier, right? Not exactly. Keeping giant bags of miniature candies around can lead to overeating; save them for trick-or-treaters, not for your pantry.
🟢 Avoid Candy Corn...
There’s nothing good from candy corn—just don’t touch it. With candy corn, you may as well be injecting sugar into your bloodstream.  Try to avoid high-sugar candies.
🟢Watch for these three ingredients...
Avoid any foods made with three ingredients: partially hydrogenated oils, fractionated oils, and interesterified oils.  All three can be spotted on ingredient lists and contain unhealthy fats that have been linked to conditions like heart disease and obesity. 
🟢Resist temptation this way...
Put a glass jar on your desk, and every time you have the willpower to forego the candy jar, give yourself a dollar. At the end of the week, you have a glass full of money you can use to go pamper yourself with something special.
🟢Wait until the last minute to get candy...
Halloween is one day. People start stocking up on candy October 1. That’s not the time. Save candy shopping for the week of the 31st. Otherwise, you’re going to be left with this candy around and it’s going to be very hard to resist.
NOTES:  Interesterified fats have been chemically or enzymatically altered to improve their texture or nutritional profile. They're produced by combining stearic acid, found in chocolate and considered a relatively safe saturated fat, with vegetable oils containing unsaturated fat.

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