Many of us often associate Halloween with candies and treats. Many of us grow up trick-or-treating and being handed with all sorts of candies we could possibly eat in a month or longer! But if you’re trying to lose weight, you may want to shift your perspective. 

It’s very much possible to have fun during Halloween without compromising your weight loss goals. Here are some tips on how you can have a healthier Halloween from our experts at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in Knoxville:

  • Practice portion control
    Keep a treat or two of fun-sized sweets that you’d like to savor at the end of the day and give away the rest. Remember, ‘out of sight, out of mind.’

 

  • Keep moving
    Whether you’re going trick-or-treating or partying, make sure that you have some physical activity. It may not look like a lot but walking can actually burn a good amount of calories.

 

  • Make your own treats
    Traditional Halloween treats are often high in calories and sugar. They don’t really fill you up and would actually make you crave more – not a good thing when you’re trying to lose weight.

    The good news is, we have a lot of options these days to make our own treats.
    You can also get a lot of ideas from the Internet. Here are good examples of healthy Halloween treat ideas.
    When we prioritize our health and change our perspective on how we do things, we’ll be surprised by how creative we can get.

If you’re overweight and have been struggling to lose weight and diet and exercise aren’t working, the team at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery can give you the tools to a healthier, new life.

We want to help you stay on track during this sweet and spooky season. Sign up for our FREE monthly information session and get to know more about bariatric surgery. Register online at https://www.newlifebariatricsurgery.com/info-sessions/ or give us a call at (865) 541-4500.

References:

https://www.eatright.org/health/lifestyle/holidays/tips-for-a-healthy-halloween-party

https://www.active.com/food-and-nutrition/articles/nutrition-tips-for-a-healthy-halloween