Health & Fitness Coach Stephanie Mansour breaks down common candy favorites to give you recommendations on which to opt for as the Halloween bowl sits tempting you after the holiday! Indulge your sweet tooth and stick to your weight loss goals at the same time!
It’s not just kids who love Halloween candy. If you’re tempted to dip into the candy bowl but are concerned about weight loss—good news! You can enjoy sweet treats and stay slim through the holidays with smarter candy choices.
You Can Eat Candy and Stick to Your Weight Loss Plan
Yeah, you heard me! And I’m a weight loss coach so you can trust I know what I’m talking about! Sugar in moderation is absolutely fine. My goal for all the clients in my weight loss programs for women is to simply change their mindset about candy and cravings.
You see, when your body is low on fuel it craves more sugar and carbs and you’re more likely to eat a lot of sweets and fast. Give your body some good fuel first and the craving will subside. Then you can indulge your sweet tooth with a piece of candy rather than the whole bowl!
Remember to eat it slowly, savor it, and pretend it’s the most expensive piece of candy in the world!
Fuel Up on Protein to Avoid Sugar Cravings
Enjoy the sweets without feeling those intense sugar craving by eating a balanced diet of protein, fruits and vegetables. Before rewarding yourself with a chocolate bar make sure you eat some protein first. It’s as easy as that.
Which Halloween Candy is Healthier?
M & Ms Vs. Peanut M & Ms
While peanut M & Ms have more calories they also have more protein! And that’s a win!This means, if you’re going to eat sugar might as well give it some good protein at the same time because it is healthier than just sugar alone.
Milky Way Vs. Snickers Bar
Again, Snickers Bars have nuts so they have more protein making it the healthier option over a Milky way. Make sure you stick to a snack size serving though instead of a full-size candy bar.
Gummy Bears Vs. Sour Patch Kids
The less sugar and the fewer ingredients—the better! Regular gummy bears have ½ the grams of sugar as Sour Patch kids. They have the same number of calories, but avoiding excess sugar is what keeps you healthier.
Peppermint Patties Vs. Peppermint Candies
One mini Peppermint Patty is 120 calories or you could eat three peppermint candies at just 60 calories! Based on calorie count, peppermint candies are better. If you’re craving chocolate though, go for a dark chocolate Peppermint Patty over other white or milk chocolate options because it has antioxidants and less cream and sugar.
Kettle Corn Vs. Candy Corn
Get your sugar fix and a satisfying crunchy snack with Kettle Corn! Make your own and pop it in your microwave and save yourself at least 50 calories compared to candy corn. Kettle Corn has a lot less sugar and is good source of fiber!
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