It is almost Halloween. The “trick” is to not overdo it with the “treats” during this holiday. To stay on track with your healthy lifestyle and weight loss goals learn how to still enjoy the treats with healthy moderation. Here are some tips to stay on track:

  1. Shop last minute. Put off buying Halloween candy until the night before or day of Halloween. Then you will be less tempted to dig into the treats earlier. Also, buy candy that you don’t like, so you are less likely to indulge – in between trick-or-treaters and with leftovers.
  2. Out of sight out of mind. Don’t leave a bowl of candy out on your desk at work or your counter in the kitchen. Other colleagues may not be as health conscious, and it’s easy to just pop a little candy in your mouth every time you walk by their stash. Try chewing a piece of gum to avoid the temptation. If you decide to have a piece of candy, that’s okay. A trick to monitor your treats so you don’t over indulge is to keep your empty wrappers. If you keep your empty wrappers it will remind you of how many you ate and motivate you to stop at one or two.
  3. Keep eating healthy. Make an extra effort to stick to your well-balanced diet. Your healthy diet will keep you satisfied rather than raiding the candy bowl.
  4. Exercise. A great time to get in some extra walking exercise is Halloween night by taking kids trick-or-treating.
  5. Don’t stress. Halloween is one single day of the year. Enjoy a treat. Keep up with your healthy lifestyle and enjoy treats in moderation.

Here is a nutritional breakdown of your favorite Halloween candy:

1 fun size   Calories Fat Sugar
Snickers snickers-fun-size2-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 72 3.7 7
Reese’s reeses1 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 80 4.5 7
Almond Joy almond-joy-fun-size-68-oz-192-count1 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 91 5.1 9.2
Milky Way Milky_Way_Fun_Size_Snacks_Candy_Bar1-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 76 2.9 10.9
Butterfinger Fun-Size-Bag-of-Butterfinger1-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 100 4 10
M&M’s mandmmilkchocolatefunsize11-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 90 4 11.5
Peanut M&M’s mmspeanut_476_general1-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 93 4.7 9.1
Nestle Crunch crunch-fun-size-candy-bars-11.5-oz1-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 51.3 2.7 5.6
Peppermint Pattie york-peppermint-patties-308791-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 47 1 8.6
Kit Kat kit-kat1 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 73 3.7 6.7
Dots 5646dotsmini1 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 70 0 11
Skittles skittles_snack_size__89542_thumb1 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 80 .8 15
Jellybeans jelly-beans1 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 35 0 7
3 Musketeers 15122_3_MUSKETEERS_FUN_SIZE_small1-150x122 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 63.3 2 10
Milky Way Dark milky-way-dark1-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 81 3 11
Hershey’s Bar preview_Hersheys-Milk-Chocolate-Snack-Size-Bars1-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 66.7 4 7.7
Take 5 take-51-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 105 5.5 9
100 Grand 100-grand1-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 95 4 11
Nerds wonkafunsizenerdsgrape1-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 50 0 12
Whoppers 2482-images-200x200-snack-size-whoppers1 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 100 4 13
Mike & Ike mike-and-ike1 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat  

50

0 9
SweeTarts fun-size-sweetarts-candy-packs-600ct-case1 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 10 0 2.4
Milk Duds milk-duds-snack-size-candy-packs-20ct-bag1 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 40 2 6.3
Babe Ruth 11001525_Baby_Ruth_Fun_Size_Candy_Bars_small1-150x148 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 85 4 10
Heath Bar heath1-150x150 Healthy Lifestyle: Trick or Treat 77 4.7 8.7

Source for calorie counts: http://www.fitsugar.com/Calories-Halloween-Candy-Fun-Size-Treats-5452936