Halloween is a time where many people fall off the wagon when it comes to their diet. As I have mentioned regarding the holidays (12 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain) it is all about having a strategy in advance. You see anything relating to diet and nutrition is all about planning ahead. Failing to plan is planning to fail — cliche I know, but completely true. Let's have a look at the strategies you can use to survive Halloween without falling off the wagon.
The first suggestion I have is allow yourself to indulge in moderation. We have a tendency to binge when we are overly restrictive about things. This is in relation to anything we do. If we overdo trips to the gym we wind up skipping a bunch of sessions. If we restrict carbs too low and for too long we wind up binging. Halloween is no different.
Allow yourself to eat some candy, but limit how much you eat. Try not to keep candy around for too long. Be sure to ration it out each day that it does exist in your home. If you are at work and there is an influx of candy offerings feel free to partake of a particular candy dish just one time. That's right! Once you've taken one piece of candy from Sally's desk do not allow yourself to go back for another one at any point. By following this advice you can't overdo it.
If you have children let them know that you are trying not to eat too much candy. Children will work very hard to keep their parents on track. They love you and want you to succeed. Have them hold you accountable.
The main thing here is to have will power. Don't give up. Remember that you have worked hard to get to where you are, so don't allow yourself to just simply fall off the wagon because of a holiday. I strongly suggest reading my article 12 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain to get an even better perspective of how to handle this situation. Plan ahead and you will stay ahead.