Boo! October is my favorite holiday month! I have always been a fan of Halloween! When I was younger, I used to set up a spooky front door with the scary music, fake person sitting on a chair...anything to scare the neighbors!
I honestly think it's important to celebrate all holidays because it makes life more exciting! But celebrating a holiday does not equal EATING ALL THE CANDY or EATING ALL THE FOOD!
Halloween is about having some fun. Dressing up, being social and just SMILING a whole lot. Of course, the holiday has become all about the CANDY. But let me tell you now, THIS IS NOT THE YEAR to eat too much candy.
If you are feeling the affects of the COVID 10, 15, 20 or maybe MORE pounds...let's take back some control THIS month. And one way to do that is to follow the Eagle Candy Guidelines below.
1. NEVER buy your Halloween candy until the day before or the day of Halloween: Let's face it, if you have the candy sitting in the house all month...you will eat it. How many times have you had to go buy more candy because your stash is almost gone before it's October 31st? Just sayin'!
2. Buy the candy you do NOT like: Yep...you would be crazy to buy the almond joy, peanut butter cups, baby ruth (oh wait..those are my favorites!). But seriously, buy the candy you don't enjoy and guess what...you won't be so tempted to eat it. This candy is supposed to be for the kids at the door right? Trust me on this one.
3. Candy Round Up Rule: If you have kids and they come back with a pillowcase full of candy (do people still use pillow cases for their bags?), have them pick their favorites out (maybe 20 pieces max). Donate the rest. There are many places to donate. A favorite for me is the Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Give Back Program for the military. Feel free to check it out or donate to a homeless shelter in your area. Many dentists will collect it for you as well and they will donate it to a good cause.
So, repeat after me..."I will not make these Halloween mistakes this year!
Now, the last thing is this...I know it's not a normal year with the COVID Pandemic. They are not recommending Trick or Treating this year due to COVID. If I still had young kiddos, I would probably hide candy in every room of my house and make it a scavenger hunt instead of going door to door. Of course, this is a little age dependent. But it might not be the best idea to get candy from each house this year. If you do, make sure everyone is wearing a mask AND I would wipe down EVERY candy in the bag with some type of antiseptic wipe before the kids eat it (you might even bring those wipes for the walk on the street if you are going door to door).
Most importantly, BE SAFE! DON'T EAT ALL THE CANDY! And get ready for the December Earn That Body Holiday Challenge (all new this year!). CLICK HERE for details.