Friday, 25 October 2013

Dealing with Weight Loss Over Halloween



Get ready to lose weight this Halloween

Losing weight over Halloween may seem impossible. There’s sweets everywhere, not to mention the toffee apples in store!

If you have children, you’ll probably take them Trick or Treating too, which just adds to the sweets in the house. How do you control yourself? How do you deal with weight loss over Halloween?

It IS possible.

Trust me, it IS possible. I did it last year and I’m going to do it again this year. Here are a few tips for losing weight over Halloween.

Think About the Type of Sweets You Have

You want to have sweets for the Trick or Treaters who come to your door. They get really tempting for you, though, right? And what happens when you don’t get as many people as you thought?

Think about last year and the amount of people who came along. Do you really think you’re going to go through more chocolate and sweets?

Then think about the type of sweets that you have. Instead of getting those fattening ones, buy ones that are fairly good for you. Small multipacks with the individually wrapped sweets are great for tracking the amount you actually eat.

I tend to keep the wrappers of those that I’ve eaten, so I can track exactly just how many I’ve eaten.

You could offer healthy options instead of sweets. You may even become known as the house that doesn’t have sweets so children stop coming, saving you the hassle of having to buy in sweeties for other kiddies in later years!

Place the Sweets Far Away

We keep the packet of sweets by the door. This stops me being tempted by the yummy chocolate, sugary treats or anything else that is there.

The thought of getting up just to get a sweetie is usually enough to put you off doing it. Humans are lazy in nature and will do as little as possible, especially on an autumn night.

The only time you have to worry about dealing with your weight loss over Halloween is when you need to go to the door.

Go Out for Halloween

Don’t get any sweets in and go out for Halloween. We did that a few years ago and it really helped keep the need for sweets in the house to a minimum.

If you want to stay in but don’t want to answer the door, keep the lights to a minimum. You could watch a movie in bed, have a small lamp on to read a book or stay in a room at the back of the house. You could just have the lights on and not answer the door but you could face annoyance from your neighbours or the kids in the area the next day!

For those with kids, dealing with weight loss over Halloween is great. You can take your kids out Trick or Treating so you don’t have to get sweets in for the other kids in the neighbourhood, since you won’t be in when they’re going around.

Get Your Children to Hide Their Sweets

Convince your children to hide the sweets that they get. It stops you from munching on them but means they don’t eat all of them at once.

Of course, you could say no to Trick or Treating, but do you really want to be the only parent who doesn’t let their kids go out.

Another option is to take them somewhere for Halloween. There are often parties held or special events in local areas. This will limit the amount of treats they bring home with them, allows them to get dressed up and will mean that they can enjoy the whole night.

Remember that you can have a few treats and still deal with your weight loss over Halloween.

Do you have any tips for dealing with weight loss over Halloween? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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