Happy Halloween!

snoopyIs Halloween something you enjoy or dread? I mostly love it. I get a kick out of seeing the kids in their costumes and their excitement. I can live without the eggs & shaving cream, especially when tossed at vehicles or when Missy is trying to eat them the next day.

The candy is no longer a big part of the holiday for me but I know how it can be. When I was on Weight Watchers I started buying candy I didn’t like so I wouldn’t be tempted by it. That worked pretty well, even if I tried a piece I generally wouldn’t dive headfirst into the bowl of treats. If I wanted something I bought a small portion of it and enjoyed it.

If skipping the candy makes you feel deprived then have some. Eat what you want and  enjoy it; eat some real food as well and drink water so you counteract the sugar. Then tomorrow get rid of it. The holiday is over and it’s time to get back on track. Have a healthy breakfast, continue drinking a lot of water, exercise and eat vegetables. (Your body will thank you).

You can throw the candy out, donate it to the troops or find a dentist who buys it back. And if you’re having a hard time getting rid of it remember it’s not like you can’t have it ever again. There really isn’t any reason to hoard a stash, you can always buy candy when you want it.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!