LOL, this was a tweet from a friend a few days ago. While it may be a good excuse to eat candy, it will not help my running goals. I have devised a plan to try to stick to healthy eating habits over the extended Halloween weekend.
· Keep healthy, yet tasty food on hand. I got some whole wheat bread and rotisserie chicken for sandwiches. I got apples, carrots and light veggie dip. I also have lots of chocolaty Shakeology on hand.
· Allow myself a few treats here and there. My favorite candy is Milky Way. I got just a few fun size bars from the bulk food section of my local grocery store. Any more than that would be to much temptation.
· Buy only candy that is not a trigger food for me. Since I am a chocaholic, I can deal with other candy in the house, but not chocolate. To avoid over eating, I got a Willy Wonka assortment bag to hand out to trick or treaters (nerds, laughy taffy, bottle caps, sweet tarts). I do not discriminate when it comes to candy, but these are less of a trigger food for me than chocolate.
· Buy candy the day before it is needed and not a second before. Trick or Treat in my neighborhood was Saturday night, so I waited till Friday afternoon to buy candy. I did not open the bag until just before it was trick or treat time.
· Drink lots of water. Water keeps you full.
· Stick to an eating schedule. I eat every three hours, as to never be hungry. I do not trust myself when I am hungry! I will eat anything in site, including not so healthy Halloween treats.
What do you do to stick to a healthy eating plan around food based holidays?
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