Trick or Treat!
For diabetics, Halloween can be a big trick. All that temptation in the house and at parties. We want to have fun, but the fun can get the better of us if we are not careful. So here are some ideas to let your holiday be a TREAT!
1. If you have discipline, one or two pieces of candy are not going to hurt you. Check the carbs on some of what you buy and you will see that you can plan for some treats if you keep track.
2. Get a bowl that has the motion sensor hand in it and turn it on. You will be less inclined to sneak a bite if Freddy Kruger is swinging at you.
3. Don't buy candy to hand out until the day. That keeps it from hanging around calling your name.
4. Find healthy snacks for the kids. It is better for all of you. Or you can hand out coins or little party favors instead. Be creative.
5. You could be the dark house on the block and not offer the little tykes anything at all. (they are so darn cute though) However, sometimes that is the best option.
6. Eat before you go to a party. Having fun doesn't require eating. Spend your time and money on a great costume and wow everyone there. They won't notice you are not eating all the sweets on the table.
7. Don't raid your kid's bags. It's their booty, let them keep it. Even if it does take until Christmas to eat it.
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