Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Healthy Weight : Halloween Candy Comparison

Oh those little bars of sweet goodness. How can anyone resist? Before you reach into that bucket or bowl, let's go over the facts and maybe it will make you think twice.

#1 turn off: It's SUGAR and when we eat sugar it has us wanting more in mere minutes. The chocolate bars are also loaded with preservatives and chemicals that cause harm and discomfort in our bodies.

I've gathered a couple of my favourites from the past :
  • Resse's Peanut Butter Cups : 80 calories - 4.5g fat - 7g of sugar
  • Peanut M&M's : 93 calories - 4.7g fat - 9.1g of sugar
  • Skittles : 80 calories - .8g fat - 15g of sugar
  • Butterfinger : 100 calories - 4g fat - 11.5g of sugar

Why not opt for one of these 100 calorie snacks that will actually do your body good and provide proper energy.

100 calories =
  • 3 cups of air popped popcorn
  • 1 cup of baby carrots and table spoons of hummus
  • 1/2 Larabar
and if you are craving more of a sweeter taste:
  • 5 Hershey's Dark Chocolate kisses
  • fruit is always great a better choice when you are needing something sweet
Although it's not that exciting to choose the healthy snack, it's important to remember that those calories add up quickly. If you choose to have 3 of those "small bite" chocolate bars in one day, you would have to do an hour of moderate exercise (fast paced walking) to burn off those 300 calories.
Why set yourself back?

When you have a craving for candy or treats how do you avoid the temptation?

Holistic Health Coach


  1. boo me...and not b/c of Halloween spirit either. i went out and bought a mini bag of candy on the way home. had a stressful day and the boyf mentioned sweets last night....couldn't let it go. gosh, now i feel the guilts but after tomorrow night it's baby carrots and perhaps some yogurt to curb these craves. dag, it's hard to resist sometimes ;) set back averted soon....ghost protocol for now okay? xo


  2. haha I know what you mean. This week has been stressful and it takes everything inside me to not reach for the mini treats the boyfriend brought home last night and threw on the counter. Really?! . Opted for a glass of red wine instead. All in moderation right?! As long as we are aware of our actions and know it's not a regular habit... all good! Hope your day got better :D


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