With so many tasty treats around at Halloween it can be easy to let the diet slide, but with our 10 handy tricks you can stay on track and still have fun!
Halloween can be a tricky time to stick to eating healthily. Even if you’re not trick or treating yourself, you’re sure to have a stock of naughty (but nice!) nibbles in the house for when weenie witches and tiny terrors come a’knocking. And of course, it’s sometimes too tempting to snaffle a few of those spooky sweeties…
There’s no need to be afraid though, as here at goodtoknow we have compiled our top ten tips for staving off the cravings to ensure that this halloween the scales stay shock free!
Make a filling (not to mention yummy) pumpkin soup with your hollowed out pumpkin. You’ll be so full of pumpkin goodness that you won’t need to reach for the sweets!
Some sweets are surprisingly not as calorific as others, so making the right choice at the checkout could really make a difference to your waistline.
Check out our gallery of the best and worst sweets out there.
One of the only times that being too organised doesn’t pay off – at least not for your diet anyway! Instead, buy treats on the day so they’re not sitting around at home and tempting you for any longer than necessary.
Are you peckish? Or are you just thirsty? Most of the time when we feel a bit hungry, drinking water can suppress our appetite and stop us reaching for the treats.
Rushing to take the kids out trick or treating straight after school before dinnertime is a recipe for disaster. Follow your normal eating routine by eating a healthy balanced meal so that when the treats start flowing, you’ll already feel full.
Getting out with the kids to go trick or treating means you’ll be burning calories walking, so you don’t have to feel as guilty about those sweets you snuck on the way round.
Hate all the fizzy, sour sweets the kids can’t get enough of? Buy those! If you’re even feeling tempted to reach for your favourite chocolate miniatures in the supermarket then quickly step away and remember you’re shopping for the kids, not you!
Sometimes, just keeping your mouth busy with gum can stop you reaching for the sweets. Chew on some gum and you won’t feel as tempted to snack on the bad stuff.
Got lots of sweets left in the house? Remove temptation! Take any extra sweets and treats into work or put them in a tin at the back of the cupboard and save them as a special treats for the kids
A study conducted by British researchers from the University of Westminster has shown that watching horror movies can help lose weight. Apparently, the increase in heart rate and adrenaline rush increases the body’s basal metabolic rate and reduce appetite. Sounds confusing, but we’ll give anything a go!
1. The Shining: 184 calories 2. Jaws: 161 calories 3. The Exorcist: 158 calories 4. Alien: 152 calories 5. Saw: 133 calories 6. A Nightmare on Elm Street: 118 calories 7. Paranormal Activity: 111 calories 8. The Blair Witch Project: 105 calories 9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 107 calories