We all know you're going to do it ... Steal your kids Halloween candy. Let us help you do it smarter!
Let's face it. We all know you're going to do it...steal your kids Halloween candy. Here's a way to do it better, well, or not at all.
Those candy corns and milk duds sure look tempting, and why not? Your kid is going to come home with plenty this Hallows Eve, so we're here to help you make the right choices when it comes to stealing candy from your baby.
Candy is high in sugar--ooh those empty calories. And the biggest problem with that is, you just keep on eatin' and your energy keeps on plummeting. That does no justice to your workout routine. But don't let the beginning of the Holiday melt down, as I call it, get the best of you. You know what I'm talking about, right? The beginning of the candy and oober yummy treats parade that last throughout the rest of the year that forces us into making those ridiculous New Years resolutions?
We know you have the best of intentions, but pillow cases full of candy, c'mon? Who can resist that? So we advise reaching for something nutty. No really, it may be chocolate-y, but if it has nuts in it, we're giving you a tiny pat on the back. Why, you ask? Nuts not only pack lots of free fatty acids, but those fatty acids do two very important things for your body. 1. they give your body good fats in exchange for bad fats, and that also means 2. More energy. Those healthy fats help to keep blood sugar levels even, and energy prolonged. Now, we're not saying down a whole 16 oz bag of M&M's. But if you did it might be a bit better than a equally large bag of skittles, or the like.
Here's my Halloween candy "Ok" list-I say ok, because it's better than the alternative list. But you may want to ask yourself first, if some peanut butter on rye might do the trick?...I didn't think so. Here's my list:
Put down that sugar Daddy!
Not the Sweet Tarts!
Milk Chocolate without Nuts, you're nuts to even think about it!
Don't over do it, you'll regret it in the morning, or maybe not until a week from now when you can't fit into your favorite skinny jeans any longer!
Peanut M&M's (Higher in Free Fatty Acids than skittles, Lower glycemic as well for better energy)
Hershey's with Almond
Pretty much any candy with nuts and you get extra points for Dark Chocolate which is also a free fatty acid.
(Very High in Free Fatty Acids, Low Glycemic for long lasting energy)
Peanut Butter on Rye
Nuts and dark chocolate chips
Cream Cheese on Cracker with a touch of Pepper Jelly (you can also substitute the cracker for celery).
Moderation is important in any event and if you must, then you must. Don't restrain yourself to the point of a binge, that will only make things worse. And keep moving! Don't eat your candy and then sit on the couch. If you can try to get out and do something with the family, or add some lunges on your way to the kitchen for a glass of milk. Muscle is your best friend when it comes to metabolism boosting and weight loss, so any chance you can get to put on a few lbs. of muscle you'll only be happier.
Below are some of our favorite exercises for doing so. Start with a 6-10 minute warm up and Dynamic Stretch, and repeat the exercises 3 times, finish with a 6-10 minute cool down and longer stretches to increase flexibility. You're gonna feel great! Or you can just sign up for one of our classes and burn some fat and build some muscle before the candy cravings even begin!