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Hungry Girl Today: 10.31.08
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
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*)
1 Fun Size = 75 calories, 3g fat (POINTS® value 2*)
1 Mini = 38 calories, 1.4g fat (POINTS® value 1*)
1 Fun Size = 63 calories, 2g fat (POINTS® value 1*)
1 Mini = 24 calories, 0.7g fat (POINTS® value 1*)
Individually Wrapped Twizzlers
1 twist = 40 calories, 0.25g fat (POINTS® value 1*)
1 roll = 25 calories, 0g fat (POINTS® value 1*)
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
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Better than candy! Whip up your own guilt-free goodies (like our Coconut
Patty Pudding!) from HG's cookbook, available online and in stores. That
book's a definite TREAT!
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!
Click "send to a friend", pass this email around, and see if any of your
buddies are game for a get-together and some holiday exercise... Woohoo!
*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by
Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe
or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the
owner of the Points® registered trademark.
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