Healthy tips for Halloween

Eat before trick or treating. Some people may think it is best to skip lunch or dinner to save their appetite and calories for candy. But this is the wrong way to go about it. You need to eat a healthy, hearty meal before going out on Halloween. Make sure to eat a healthy, high-fiber meal that includes protein. This way, you are less likely to sneak Halloween candy later.

Burn calories while trick or treating. People who stay home on Halloween may be more tempted to snack on the Halloween candy they have to give out to trick or treaters. If you think this will be a problem for you, take your kids or family members out trick or treating. Try to walk instead of taking the car out. Look for hills and stairs to get the most of your night out while trick or treating.

Burn calories at home. If you must stay at home on Halloween to hand out candy, make sure to stay active. Try not to sit in front of the television with a bowl of candy, as this can be very tempting while waiting for trick or treaters to come to the door. Try to stay keep busy. The best way to make use of that time is to work out in your home.

Learn the calories of the candy. The type of candy you eat on Halloween can make a big difference in your total calorie intake. The smartest option is to intentionally buy the candy that you don’t like so that you are not tempted to eat it. However, if you really like candy then make sure to at least read the labels before selecting or handing out candy. Choose candy that will reduce your total calorie and fat impact.