Tip of the Week: Halloween Candy Temptations

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2011-10-29 15:39:32 -0500
Started 2011-10-25 11:24:52 -0500

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.

11 replies

greatgrama 2011-10-29 12:09:15 -0500 Report

I'm not much of a candy buff so it's not too hard for me to resist. However, I do love those caramel apples with nuts! I just have to have 1 each year. Haven't done so yet but if I see one at the grocery store I'll eat one for this year too.

stormz 2011-10-28 20:59:58 -0500 Report

Great advice even number 2 would keep my hand out of the bowl for sure! But I'm afraid I'm a number 5 the dark house. It also keeps me from anyone saying I put anything in the candy. That does still happen I can't believe how sick people are but they do exist. God bless everyone and have a Happy Halloween!

GabbyPA 2011-10-29 10:47:31 -0500 Report

What I meant by the "dark house" is simply to not have your front lights on and not open the door if any kids ring the bell. Actually for the last two years, we have been the only house on our block that gave out candy.

stormz 2011-10-29 15:39:32 -0500 Report

Yeah I know I don't give out candy for the temptation and because there are sick people out there that do put stuff in the candy. It has happened where I live and that was the 2nd reason I stopped giving out candy. I didn't want anyone to blame me for giving out bad candy.

Bee positive
Bee positive 2011-10-25 23:39:07 -0500 Report

Snickers are low on the glycemic index…as long as you don't eat too many though!

MEGriff1950 2011-10-29 08:12:04 -0500 Report

Yikes snickers! Those are my favorites. I bought candy that I don't like but that kids do. We don't have many trickers so my grandson and son will enjoy what is left and I won't be tempted.

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