With Halloween right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about how many yummy, anti-healthy treats are going to be right at my finger tips. Unfortunately, I’ve surpassed the trick-or-treating age (although I have considered otherwise 🙂 ), so I have that going for me, but what about the clearance candy the day after Halloween? And what if you pass out candy? Depending on the ratio of purchased candy to legitimate trick-or-treaters, you may have the most candy in the end. To get some guidance, I found these helpful tips on FitnessMagazine.com. It shows eight familiar ‘fun-size’ treats, their caloric content, and what you can do to make up for indulging.
Sometimes I wonder what the true intentions were behind making those delectable ‘fun-size’ candy bars and treats… Maybe it’s merely an illusion that we’re eating less of a bad thing, despite my tendency to eat a little extra because of the size. Not to mention, the individual ‘fun-sizers’ do not have nutritional information on the wrapper. Cruel. So cruel, especially since the amounts of calories in the treats mentioned are the scariest things I’ve seen so far this Halloween. I’ve always believed my metabolism naturally increases at this time of year, making the candy consumption acceptable. BUT its time to escape the denial and pass on the savory treats. Plus, I’m dressing up as a slice of pizza, so maybe becoming a piece of pizza will reduce my cravings. Just maybe. What are you going to be for Halloween, and what candy are you willing to make the sacrifice for each pumpkin-filled season?