As you prepare for the holidays, bake your pies with a crust made out of oats! You’ll feel less guilty about indulging since it’s a healthier option.
The holiday season can be a challenging time to lose weight, so aim to at least maintain it. By doing so, you’ll feel better about enjoying the season with family & friends and be on the ball to start losing weight come the new year.
The holidays bring many family food traditions, so enjoy them during this time of year (especially if it’s the only time of year you have them). Monitor what you eat and watch your portions to avoid over-indulging.
November 4, 2014
It’s been four days and the candy bar is sitting right there in front of you. In the Halloween bowl in your kitchen. You’ve passed up on the opportunity before, but now you just want to go for it! It’s a miniature size, so it can’t hurt, right?
Sound familiar? Chances are you aren’t alone in trying to figure out if you should snack or chuck the leftover Halloween candy. Lucky for you, there are plenty of creative ways to see that it gets put to good use – whether you have kids or not.
Create a Science Experiment. The options are endless! With a variety of chocolates, sweets and sugared candies, you can melt, freeze and stack. Don’t forget to make a hypothesis too! Kids will not only have fun (once they opt to relinquish the goods), but they’ll also learn something as well.
Read The Switch Witch. The Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and now The Switch Witch. Along with her mythical friends, she visits your house while everyone is in the slumber to swap out the sweets for a healthier option.
Donate to Troops. Sending treats to our troops is a great way to show your appreciation for their service. Not only is this a feel good option, if you’ve got kids, this teaches them the importance of sharing and showing appreciation. For a list of places in our area to donate, click here.
Get Crafty! The holidays are right around the corner, so get savvy and look for ways to incorporate the candy into some holiday décor! You can also use the extra treats for guests at a holiday party or use them to decorate cookies or gingerbread houses.
Freeze It. Maybe not as fun as some of the other options, but you can always hide the stash of candy in the freezer. You’ll forget about it, once it’s no longer in your sight and then if a midnight craving strikes, you know where to find it.
No matter what option you choose, remember that it won’t hurt if you decide to help yourself to a candy treat (or two!). And be sure to share these options with your family, so you can all be in agreement on the best one that works for you.
With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, start to prepare now for the upcoming festivities. Extend your workouts in the next couple of weeks and increase your traffic on foot as much as you can.
Did you put away your swim suit already? Don’t do it just yet! If you can afford to, book a warm winter getaway for a long weekend. It not only will hold you accountable, but also give you something to look forward to.
Buy too much candy and now stuck with some leftovers? Keep it out of sight so you’re less tempted to snack at it. Find unique recipes online is another great way to use them.
For a real Halloween treat, spend time together by eating a healthy meal as a family before going out. Everyone will be less tempted to hit the candy during and after trick or treating.
Halloween arrives tomorrow – and so do the trick or treaters! If you’re afraid of hitting the candy too hard yourself, opt for items like pencils, bubbles or stickers to hand out as an alternative.
As we turn the clocks back this weekend, we gain an extra hour of sleep! But don’t let it switch up your workout routine. Since it gets darker sooner, work out earlier since trends show that most have less energy during this time.