I am such a fan of Halloween! I sometimes feel like I’m 12 again and getting more and more excited as Halloween approaches. I get giddy when I hear scary music, or see a haunting display of ghosts, goblins, headstones and other scary objects on my neighbor’s lawn. I like just about everything about this holiday, accept all of the temptations!
Did I also mention I’m a chocoholic! Meaning I can’t get two feet from a piece of chocolate without salivating. No I don’t raid my kids Halloween baskets before they do, but I wait for them to offer me a piece or two or three. I’m not proud of it, but I can easily overindulge this time of year.
So what can I do to avoid all of these temptations? I recently read some tips from nutritionist and author Dr. Wayne Anderson. So I thought I would share some of those with you.
1- Don’t buy Halloween candy you like! I will be handing out licorice this year — or bags of pretzels.
2- Instead of handing out candy Halloween night, grab a bottle of water and take a walk around the neighborhood. Really?
3-Just say NO! Somehow, someway find a way to avoid the candy. Or allow yourself one treat and wait until the end of the night to enjoy it (that was mine).
Lets face it, we are entering into a time of the year where temptation is at it’s greatest. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we can’t catch a temptation break. I’m a firm believer that we should always enjoy our lives but do it moderately and throw in a walk around the block or a bike ride with the kids every now and again.
It’s the holiday season whether we are ready for it or not! Enjoy every minute of it!