Halloween Diet Tricks & Treats
While the rest of the world takes off to Diet World on January 1st or 2nd, you'll have lost weight, or maybe have even reached your fitness goals!
You'll have a great head start OR may even cross the finish line before the New Year dawns - and what better 'weigh' to celebrate the New Year with a foxier, leaner, healthier you?
Let's discuss some Halloween eating magic to help you along the way.
Steer away from the steer. If your Ghostliest Hostess is serving appetizers, choose the ones topped with the cute little shrimp.
Better yet, hit the veggie tray. It's very hard to do a lot of damage there - just ignore the ranch dressing in the middle of the tray.
Candy Gram - Those single-wrapped pieces of candy, especially those in the orange and black wrappers, can really get a body in trouble.
Before you accept a candy gram, stop, think and listen to your smart inner voice that's telling you to run to the cookie tray.
The cookie tray, you say? Yes; a cookie isn't going to kill your diet and neither is a brownie. It's much smarter to eat one slice of cake, or one piece of pie, or one cookie, or one brownie than 32 pieces of wrapped candy. Just eat one and be done.
Punch & Judy - Holiday punches are generally loaded with sugar. A better selection is to opt for a club soda, or some sparkling water laced with a lemon.
Remember, Barbie Knockers may be wearing a svelte cat costume this year, but next year you'll look sleek and cool in your fox costume. Tip: If Barbie begins telling her 'fat' jokes again, offer her some of the full-blown ranch dip.
One of the best suggestions I can offer is to have a Halloween Bash of your own. By doing so, you control the menu.
A very good Halloween punch is a bit of diet orange sherbet tucked into a glass of diet orange drink. If diet sherbet isn't available, use regular. Again, just one scoop and be done.
Popcorn Magic - Popcorn is a very wise and healthy choice, and provides fiber in your diet. Try spraying your popcorn with refrigerated no-calorie butter spray, then toss in some no calorie sugar and a bit of ground cinnamon. Shake well and enjoy.
Marshmallow Man - A few toasted marshmallows really hit the spot! They're about 20 calories each. Not much for such a wonderful, rich treat. Roast them until they are nice and toasty, and then slowly eat.
Diet Bites wishes you a very happy and safe holiday!