How to survive Halloween
We get it, Halloween takes you back to the good old days when nothing came between you and a pillowcase brimming with candy that you ate until passed out from a sugar crash. But our metabolisms aren’t like they used to. We show you how to get through this sugary evening and its aftermath without overindulging. READ MORE: Is there an exercise pill in our future?
How to survive Halloween: Out of sight, out of mind
Put the candy in the cupboard until the trick-or-treaters are just about to show up. “Environmental stimuli are triggers for many people when it comes to eating candy and unhealthy foods. You see it, you crave it,” says Diana Steele, registered dietitian and owner of Vancouver’s Eating for Energy Nutrition Counselling. READ MORE: Another reason to quit drinking diet pop right now
How to survive Halloween: Don’t buy candy until you need it
This is one time in your life when a last-minute scramble – i.e. to the grocery store to pick up candy – will actually pay off. “Although Halloween candy shows up in stores several weeks before the date, buy it as close to the 31st as possible. If you buy it and bring it into your house, odds are, you will eat it,” says Coleen Nolan registered dietitian at inner peas Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselling in Halifax. Still tempted? She recommends giving out stickers, pens and other knick-knacks to trick-or-treaters instead. And if you want to really splash out, get the local kiddies some gift cards. Just be sure to tell me your address so I can trick or treat on your street. READ MORE: 5 Canadian yoga retreats to try now