3) Redesign your daily eating habits to accommodate the extra calories that Halloween brings on.
Lets face it if kids can go out and get a bag full of free candy, chances are its not going to go to waste. But dont let it be tacked in addition to other unhealthy eating habits. For instance, if your kids have a goody every night after dinner, let the Halloween candy be the goody that takes the place of the ice cream, brownies, or whatever they normally might have. The same goes for you if youre eating out November 2 and cant decide whether you want dessert, remember that you probably have a considerable amount of Halloween candy left over at home. If you were to order dessert, youd still be likely to, when you got home, sneak in a Twizzlers or Snickers bar. These are just some ideas and strategies, which, depending on your self-control, you may or may not need. Above all, come this Halloween just remember the ancient Greeks and their famous aphorisms know thyself and nothing in excess and you should be fine.
|Contact: Sandra Cuellar|
Cornell Food & Brand Lab