Halloween is coming and that means candy is coming. Besides the costumes, Halloween is most known for the tons and tons of sweats. People probably consume more calories during Halloween than they do on Thanksgiving. The candy isn’t just for the kids. We all know we sneak into their candy buckets and take a piece. That doesn’t count all the parties with caramel apples, popcorn balls, and cookies. The sugar isn’t bad; it is the fact that most food high in sugar are high in calories. A typical candy bar has the same amount of calories as a moderate sandwich, which means half a sandwich at a restaurant without all the added fat like mayo. If you have questions LIVE’s online personal trainers and dieticians can answer any questions.
The key to successful dieting during Halloween is snacks. That is right eating snacks with support you to lose weight even on Halloween day. Five small meals throughout the day keeps your body from overeating, even if the food is in front of you. At LIVE, we talked a lot about the importance of eating small meals frequently throughout the day. This lifestyle habits trains your body to burn fat and keeps you from storing fat. If you eat a healthy snack before you go to a party or the night of Halloween, you will lose the ability to over eat. People often don’t eat to save calories as they know they are going to eat too much. Not eating lowers your blood sugar, and your body loses the ability to tell yourself that you are full. So, when you don’t eat to save calories, you are allowing yourself to overeat when you think you are doing good.
For a small meal you can substitute one treat. The important thing is to keep it to one treat. One caramel apple would give most people the calories they need out of one meal. If it is a huge caramel apple share, and you and a friend can each have one small meal. If you are not used to eating 5 small meals than have no idea what full feels like. When you eat 5 small meals your sugar cravings go away and it is easier to only eat just one caramel apple. LIVE’s diet plan supports you in how to plug in any food into your successful fat burning holiday diet.
Making treats with low-fat can be a good way to lower calories. Be careful though, certain products you buy that are low fat are just high in sugar. The same works for low sugar treats as they typically replace the sugar with fat. You are really looking for low calories treat options. Grocery stores now always have displays during the holiday season of low calorie treat options. Popcorn without the butter is exceptionally low in calories and can be a good treat if you need to eat something and don’t want to add many calories. Also, keep low calorie snacks to moderations. The temptation is to than eat many because they are low and calories. A lot of low calorie treats becomes a lot of calories quickly.
The last thing to avoid and you will do well is liquid calories. Most people don’t realize how many calories they are consuming with sugar drinks like lemonade or soda. If you can switch to water you will save yourself tons of calories. Plus water supports your metabolism to optimally burn energy. Good luck this Halloween and enjoy your weight loss and your treats.