It’s that time of year again! Leaves are brilliant red and orange, there’s a chill in the air, and freshly carved jack-o-lanterns are popping up on porches all over the neighborhood. This can only mean one thing: it’s Halloween! We know the best part of Halloween is finding the perfect costume for your big party or taking the kids trick-or-treating. However, we also know that this holiday poses one big risky situation for everyone on the program. In order to help you stave off the temptation of your favorite candy and sweets, we’ve put together a guide to help you have a healthy and successful Halloween!

One of the best-known Halloween traditions is trick-or-treating. Who doesn’t love seeing all the adorable ghouls and witches in the neighborhood? Each year, households fill up a bowl of candy and wait for the first group to come by. These are our tips for having a successful trick-or-treat night:

  • With most stores offering special pricing when you buy multiple bags of candy, it is easy to understand why most families overstock. This year, avoid the temptation of that extra bag of Snickers by limiting your shopping to one or two bags of candy, depending on the traffic you expect to see in your neighborhood. Better yet, try passing out a healthier option! Our pick: bags of Medifast popcorn balls.
  • Never stock your favorite candy, even to pass out! Not seeing your favorite treat will reduce the temptation to overeat.
  • Get rid of excess candy after the holiday. Limit yourself to one or two pieces, and then bring the rest to work!
  • If you have kids who collect candy, consider getting them a smaller bag or basket to carry their candy in so they come home with less.

If you’re looking to find a weight loss program to help keep you on track as we move into the holiday season, consider Medifast! With professional one-on-one support and an easy-to-follow customized plan, Medifast has helped thousands of people like you lose the weight and keep it off. Call 1-855-RESULTS or click here to schedule a FREE consultation!