How to Avoid Eating All That Leftover Halloween Candy

  1. Hold off on buying candy. Buy candy for trick-or-treaters as close to Halloween night as you can. Having treats in the house is a huge temptation.
  2. Buy less than you think you will need. This will help you avoid having leftovers hanging around the house. It’s better for you to run out of treats than to be left eating them yourself.
  3. Buy what you like the least. Buying what you don’t like will make you less likely to indulge and reduce the urge to sample treats as you hand them out on Halloween.
  4. Eat well. Sugar cravings can strike when you’re hungry and haven’t consumed enough fuel to keep your blood sugar in balance. Eat protein and fiber-rich meals in the days before and after Halloween. It’ll make you feel less tempted to create a dinner out of mini candy bars.
  5. Savor a single treat. Select the one piece of candy that you most want to eat.Tune out all other distractions and focus on savoring the experience of eating it. Cutting that piece of candy into smaller pieces will make the experience last longer, and may even make you feel like you’re eating more.
  6. Keep your mouth minty fresh. Brushing your teeth can be a deterrent. When you get the urge to unwrap handfuls of Halloween loot, give your pearly whites a quick brushing and see if that curbs it.
  7. Just chuck it. Ask your kids to choose their favorite treats and then donate or throw away the rest. The longer treats stay in the house uneaten, the more likely you are to give in to temptation.”

Some of these might put you in the running for The Worst Parent Ever but you'll be slimmer and healthier!

source: Meagan Morris and Kirsten Morningstar of ppenfit