by Susan Schachter October 16, 2019 2 min read
For most of us, Halloween is a fun time of the year. Fall weather, beautiful foliage, Halloween decorations, costumes, happy children, parties, CANDY!
Did I mention candy? Oh right. Candy. It does have its appeal … it’s sweet, it’s fun, it’s colorful (not naturally colorful, but colorful nonetheless) and at this time of year, it’s ubiquitous!
We know it’s not a smart addition to a healthful diet or a healthy life. And yet, for so many of us it’s difficult to resist when we’re surrounded by it. What are we to do? What if we have high BP and we’re working toward Better Numbers, Better Life? We need a couple of tools to help us navigate this holiday.
Here are a couple of ideas that will hopefully assist you in accomplishing your Better Numbers, Better Life goal, while still keeping the smile on the Jack O’ Lantern:
What’s the takeaway? If candy is your thing, decide ahead of time which 3 types are your favorite, and allow yourself to have one of each. No need to feel deprived. After you eat that 3rd piece, put a period at the end of that sentence by eating a piece of 70% dark chocolate … and/or, an apple. You get to start a new sentence the next day. Don’t try to “make up for it”. Just eat normally. The way you do in working toward Better Numbers, Better Life. Put any leftover candy in a bag, tie it in a knot and give it away. Perhaps to a children’s charity or a homeless shelter, or whatever floats your boat. Except for the 70% dark chocolate! Good for your health! And the soul!
Happy Halloween and here’s to your health!
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