How can I avoid Halloween weight gain without missing out on the fun? It’s a question we all ask every October. Between holiday parties and baskets filled with high-calorie sweets, it’s little surprise the number on the scale tends to rise in late October. So how do you prevent packing on the pounds while still participating in all the spooky festivities?
Foods and beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners provide a simple way to enjoy your favorite treats without the additional calories. For example, choosing sugar-free chocolate will save 50 calories a day. Over the course of a year, that daily calorie savings could result in a five-pound weight loss. Replacing a sugar sweetened beverage with a diet version can shave off 150 calories a day – or 15 pounds – by year’s end.
Here are a few more tips to surviving Halloween without gaining weight:
And here are two low-cal and kid-friendly recipes sure to “scare off” any weight gain.