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How to Avoid the Halloween Candy Binge

candy sugar tips Oct 22, 2021

How to Avoid the Halloween Candy Binge

1. Delay 

Limit the time that the candy is in your house. This is the one occasion where procrastination is deliberate & makes sense. You’ll be less likely to eat it & replace or replenish the supply if you buy it the same day or just before the holiday. 

2. Buy candy you don’t like

Remember the candy you’d trade or throw-away as a kid? That’s the candy to buy to give-away! You’ll be less likely to partake if you don’t like it. And you’ll be more likely to give-away as much as possible!

3. Out-of-site 

Hide the candy somewhere else in the house, besides the kitchen. I put it in a dresser drawer in my spare bedroom. It’s best kept unopened in a room you don’t frequent & out of site in a closet or drawer; out-of-sight, out-of-mind. 

4. Get rid of left-over candy

Throw it away or give it away. Take it to the office, give it to the neighbors, or any other service-based business you frequent: hair stylist or nail salon. Either way, if you keep it, you’ll eat it & you’ll be the one to suffer.

5. Your kid’s candy 

If you have small kids, it’s your responsibility to reasonably limit their consumption. Sugar is for dessert, not breakfast & work to limit daily consumption. If your kids are older, encourage the same pattern. Only ask them to hide their candy from you in a place you don’t frequent: definitely not in the kitchen or pantry. The goal is moderation, enjoy themselves, don’t let them destroy themselves.

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