I LOVE Halloween!! It is in my favorite season, comes with comfy sweatpants and cozy fires, and it begins the holiday stretch <3 BUT, with it comes some wellness challenges and I thought today would be a great day to talk about navigating this season without gaining weight or undoing your hard-earned progress! Let's get to it:
- DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT buy any candy until the day before Halloween (or that day!)!
It doesn't matter if it is on sale. Your health is worth spending a few more dollars. Having that temptation in your house won't help anyone, including your kids! Can we agree on this? Keep the candy OUT until Halloween. You know there will be candy in your house for a few days after the holiday, so let's not add to that timeline with candy BEFORE Halloween.
- When going to a party, bring something healthy!
I want you to be that "annoying healthy person"! Is that really such a bad thing to be?? Be the person who shows up to parties with a veggie tray, fruit platter, chickpea dip, etc. Actually, become KNOWN for that! It's funny how over the years this has become my role at family gatherings, and while my family teases me about it, I know they all appreciate having healthy options! If you bring something healthy, you know that you have a go-to food you can enjoy. Plus, you're giving all the party-goers a healthy option too!
- Give yourself one or two days to enjoy the treats, then move on!
Allow yourself to enjoy Halloween guilt-free, and maybe even the day after, then get back to it! Remove the temptations, make a solid meal plan, schedule your gym time, and do what you're used to doing as far as living in your BEST health is concerned. It's important to enjoy the holidays without guilt, and it's equally important to hop right back into your routine! It will feel glorious to eat clean after all that candy :)