Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Workout Wednesday: Candy Galore

It’s Workout Wednesday. Today is Hallowe’en. It’s especially important around this time of year to balance your eating with working out.

Are you a sucker for all the candy that’s around? I am. I avoid buying treats that have chocolate. I buy only treats that I know I won’t eat. If I buy chocolate, I’ve devoured it all before Hallowe’en night and then I have nothing to shell out to the kiddies. I’m that bad:)

So with candy in mind, I thought I’d share some tips to avoid eating the sweet treats.

Try carrying a water bottle with you all the time. This way when you feel like eating, you can choose water instead. It also helps to fill you up a little more so you eat less.

Buy frozen berries, like raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. These are nice to eat as a treat right out of the freezer. Imagine you are sucking on a candy instead while benefitting from the antioxidants.

Always have cut up veggies on hand in the fridge. They are nice and cold. They also have a great crunch. Hopefully this will ward off any chip cravings.

If you must eat chocolate (like me), replace it with dark chocolate or cacao nibs. Limit yourself to a small portion. You won’t need much of it when you are consuming the real deal.

Should you have a candy binge, be sure to get to the gym or go for a run outside. You will need to amp up the workout schedule to burn off those extra calories. Like I always say, “CALORIES IN – CALORIES OUT”.

The BEST way to avoid eating the Hallowe’en candy is to get it out of the house. Give away in loot bags, or empty into a bowl at a birthday party. Bottom line: if you have the junk in your house, you are more likely to eat it.

These tips work for me. I hope they will do the same for you.

Happy Hallowe’en

Be safe, stay healthy and have fun!

Simply Yours,

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