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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Candy and the Diet

The holidays are SO darn hard to diet through! I don't know how I'm going to get through it all! But I have a plan for Halloween...

Usually I plan to buy the candy last minute, but then break down, buy the good stuff and sneak eat lots of it. I'll even hide the wrappers deep in the trash can! So far this Halloween? Not a single mini Butterfinger or any other little candy! Today we even went to a great party with endless Carmel Apples (I LOVE Carmel Apples) and I didn't have one. Or anything else bad for that matter! In fact, all they had were fruit and sports drinks with very high S/C values, so I got a glass of water.

We will be Trick or Treating in another neighborhood, since I think our new street is too dark and there are no kids. So I will wait until we drive back home on Saturday night to buy any candy.

Another bad Halloween habit I have, since I'm being honest here, is to look through the kids bags and eat the mini Hershey's bars. My kids don't really like candy (bless their little hearts), so they don't miss it. I promise they don't and I'm not a mean Mommy (just a fat one!). One likes Reese's Cups and the other likes Tootsie Rolls. The rest I can throw away. But this year I won't be scouring their bags. The kids can pick their favorites, and Ill put them in the freezer, the rest goes straight to the trash. The DEEP trash!

On the Belly Fat Cure we are allowed Dark Chocolate, so if I feel a craving I'll break off 4 pieces of that! The kind I got at Trader Joes counts as 0/1 on S/C Value. We are even allowed some Ice Cream called Clemmy's and I've found it at local store. But I don't want to give into that kind of craving yet!

How do you plan on getting through Halloween and keep your Sugar and Carbs low? Please leave a comment, I'd love to hear about your diet whether it is the Belly Fat Cure or something else!


  1. I give out small bags of skittles. I can stay out of skittles.
    Do you have a suggestion for a protein bar. Something to eat on the run in the car. Not almonds, please, I can't stay out of them.
    I can't find low fat/ low sugar protein bars. Any suggestions?

  2. There are lots of Protein Bars, but most are so high in sugar or Carbs. Jorge suggested Nature's Plus KetoSlim. Or you can keep a small pack of CheezIts or cracker in the car, a single serving is allowed. Good luck on your diet!

    Just to update: Its Halloween, and I have consumed 0 candy/chocolate! I found the Lindt Dark Chocolate bars and had two squares this afternoon. Im already love them, but not LOVE LOVE I WANT TO EAT THE WHOLE THING LOVE!

  3. I started the Belly Fat Cure two weeks before Halloween. It was a dangerous time. Anticipating this, here is how I made sure I didn't cheat on Halloween candy.

    Step 1: No candy allowed in house before Halloween, and it was to be purchased by my (non-dieting) partner. Also, it all must leave the house within 2 days of Halloween. (He took it to work, and we donated some to the food bank.)

    Step 2: Make my own candy. I followed a recipe I found for Peanut Butter Cups. Reese's Cups are my favorite, and these were an awesome treat instead. I made little ones using tiny candy cups. You can use Stevia instead of Splenda. http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/desserts/r/pbcups.htm

    They were really, really great. And I didn't feel deprived at all of the other candy. They were even somewhat high in fiber!