Halloween Sugar Horror
In a few hours, Halloween trick-or-treaters will dominate the streets and knock on every door in their path, eagerly collecting their candy. Many of us who wait for the trick-or-treaters to show off their costumes and ask for treats, can’t keep their hands out of the candy bowl.
This evening, America’s glucose levels will reach scary numbers.
Let’s admit it, everyone eats sweets on Halloween. We give treats away, but also eat them as well. We continuously look for candy. We even expect our employers to treat us on Halloween. And let’s not forget the day after—when everyone brings their leftover candy into the office. In a few hours, Halloween trick-or-treaters will dominate the streets and knock on every door in their path, eagerly collecting their candy. Many of us who wait for the trick-or-treaters to show off their costumes and ask for treats, can’t keep their hands out of the candy bowl.
I came across a handful of blogs giving advice on how to survive Halloween without breaking your diet: buy only sweets that you don’t like, give away all the leftovers, avoid trick-or-treating this year, allow yourself one (but only one) treat at the end of the evening…and the list goes on and on.
If you are one of many who loves sweets and enjoys Halloween candy but are also dieting, or just don’t know how to deal with this temptation, then you probably need to read this entire blog.
Temptations are little demons—period! I can’t find any better description for these evils. As I wrote in one of my previous blogs, Temptation, it’s hard not to fall victim to these. They are everywhere.
There are numerous reasons why we fail to say no to food. Psychologists and psychiatrists are talking, researching, and writing about this topic daily. I don’t have enough information about this subject…and honestly, I don’t have much interest in it. And why should I?
You probably think that I’m going to let my weakness take over tonight, that I will allow myself to indulge in all different sweets—letting these demons control me and dictate my diet.
The answer is no! Tonight I’m not giving these demons power. I’m also not going to use any of the advice from the blogs I read online. How come? Because tonight I’m going to change my behavior—I’m going to be in control. The power is in my hands. Watch me! I already bought bags of treats, many that I love…and shortly, I will prepare individual bags of treats and arrange them in an appealing Halloween tray. Trick-or-treaters that knock on my door will be greeted with a BOO and will get their treat. And…I will not eat sweets tonight! I will look at them and smile… I will laugh at them, telling them I don’t need them—I have a better treat waiting for me.
And when it’s all over, after the last trick-or-treater leaves, I’ll relax on my sofa with my real treat, the winning trophy: the feeling of not touching one piece of candy. I bet it will be a moment of joy—a sweet night, but sugar-free—something I can be proud of.
I can’t wait!
Who is out there to take this challenge with me?