If you think Halloween is only for children, think again. From creepy costumes to yummy candies, everyone is fond of Halloween carnivals. This is the season of festivities, temptations, celebrations and treats.
In fact, Halloween marks the beginning of the holidays…and also weight gain! Average people gain most of their excess weight during the fall-winter holiday season, which begins with Halloween and continues all the way to the New Year countdown (1). That’s scarier than those spooky Halloween outfits!
Halloween may not scare you, but the possibility of unwanted weight gain will undoubtedly creep you out!
We are here to make sure that you enjoy the holidays without the fear of weight gain. We have jotted down a few tips that may help keep your waistline from expanding during Halloween and the extended festive season. Let’s peep in…
1. Don’t Be Hard On Yourself –
The first and foremost rule: do not starve yourself. Staying hungry all day, or skipping your favorite delicacies altogether may make you feel deprived. This may lead you to overeat later. Fill yourself up with fiber-rich veggies and some healthy fats or proteins before the main meal. If you are already satisfied, you will be able to sample the treats without going overboard – because hey, you are already full! Remember, consuming fiber-rich foods helps lower appetite (2).
Think of consuming healthy foods such as hummus or avocado salad. This way you will eat less when it’s time for the main meal at that party. You will have more time to socialize and have more fun!
2. Don’t Shop Early –
If you are planning to stock up your kitchen jars with Halloween treats, candies, goodies and savories as soon as possible, then we suggest you hold your horses! This will help you tame your taste buds from getting tempted and keep your weight on the safer side. As they say – out of sight is out of mind! Temptations will be at rest if enticing tasty treats do not surround you. Another advantage of last-minute shopping is the substantial clearance discount that will allow you to save some money.
3. Don’t Let The Treats Trick You! –
Another excellent idea to keep weight gain at bay is to transform your favorite treats into healthy delicacies. The web is inundated with tons of great recipes that you can use to give your dish a healthy twist. If you are on a weight-loss journey, then this would be a perfect way to treat yourself while staying on the track of health goals.
4. Hold Yourself Accountable –
By being responsible and answerable to yourself, you will be able to keep a check on your weight. So whenever you eat candy, don’t throw away its wrapper. Instead, keep it in your sight. This will help you track the number of sweets you have eaten and (hopefully!) will push you to exercise more to burn those calories. So if you eat it, track it!
Whether you are trying to lose weight or maintain it, we hope these tips will help you enjoy your holidays without having to worry about weight gain. And if you are looking for more ways to maintain your healthy number, sign up for the SuperFood WeightLoss Accelerator Program and discover the secret to not letting the weight get the better of you. Enjoy your holiday season to its fullest! There are no tricks, only healthy treats!