Hungry "Ghoul" is here with a few tricks to keep you from eating all the treats this Halloween...
Three Quick Tips!
1. DO NOT stock up on your favorite candies. Too late to take that advice? Here's what to do. After the last wave of trick-or-treaters has come through, PUT THE CANDY AWAY! "Out of sight, out of mind" is a cliché, but it's true. If the candy still haunts you from the cabinet, bring the extras to work Monday morning. Set it out in a bowl and it'll be gone before lunchtime. Disaster averted.
2. Just because the candy bars are little doesn't mean you can have ten of them. Those "fun size" bars generally have 70 - 100 calories and 3 - 6g fat each (POINTS® value 2 - 3*), so watch out! The bite-sized "minis" often have about 30 - 50 calories and 2 - 3g fat each (POINTS® value 1*). Set a portion-controlled stash aside, and don't keep going back for more. Or be strong and just skip 'em altogether.
3. The best way to avoid the lure of holiday sweets? Eat other things. For the love of Elvira, DON'T skip dinner so that you can go nuts on the candy! Eight Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures do not equal a meal. Eat normally all day long, have a small treat after dinner, and don't turn that plastic jack-o'-lantern bucket into your personal feed-bag!
About as Scary as Casper
A few stats on our favorite friendly candies!
Tootsie Roll Midgee 1 Midgee = 23 calories, 0.5g fat (POINTS® value 1*)
Milky Way 1 Fun Size = 75 calories, 3g fat (POINTS® value 2*) 1 Mini = 38 calories, 1.4g fat (POINTS® value 1*)
Three Musketeers 1 Fun Size = 63 calories, 2g fat (POINTS® value 1*) 1 Mini = 24 calories, 0.7g fat (POINTS® value 1*)
Smarties 1 roll = 25 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*)
Mini AirHeads 1 Mini = 45 calories, 0.5g fat (POINTS® value 1*)
Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun: HG's Get-Fit Trick-or-Treat Game!
Saddled with handing out the candy? Don't feel like you're on house arrest! Celebrate Halloween HG-style, with our little game. It's SO silly, but if (like us) you sometimes have to trick yourself into exercising, you might enjoy it. Invite the girls over, put on a scary movie, and play...
The Rules: Each time a trick-or-treater comes to the door dressed in a particular costume, do the corresponding exercise after you close the door. Remember, you have to finish before the doorbell rings again, so MOVE IT! If a large group shows up, limit your exercises to just 2 to 3 at a time. Passing out is NOT an option.
Ghost: 10 jumping jacks
Witch: Run in place for 30 seconds
Fairy/Butterfly/Anything with Wings: Dance freeform for 2 minutes or 'til the doorbell rings again
Princess: Reach hands toward the ceiling, then toward toes (10 times)
Monster: "Invisible jump-rope" for 30 seconds (pretend you're jumping rope, just without the rope)
TV/Movie Character: 10 sit-ups or crunches. Eeeeks!
HG Tip! As with any exercise, you may want to consult a doctor first. (HG is not a doctor!) If it's a busy night, take a break when you need to. And feel free to swap the exercises listed here with ones you feel more comfortable doing.
CHEW ON THIS: October 31st is HALLOWEEN!!!! Even if you think you're too old to celebrate, encourage the kiddies in your life to trick-or-treat for UNICEF!
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