Some people are afraid of clowns. Others fear spiders. Some even believe in zombies! But for many, the spookiest, scariest, bone-chilling sight is the bathroom scale showing you’ve packed on a surprise five pounds!
Whether you celebrate or not, Halloween candy is more or less unavoidable through the entire month of October. It could be at the home or office, somebody is bringing candy and you’re going to be tempted to indulge. We all have that little voice in our head that says, ‘What could one little piece hurt?’. The problem is that we rarely stop at one little piece. One becomes to two, two becomes five, and soon we’ve added hundreds of calories to our weekly total.
So, in the spirit of the season, here are three ways to enjoy a little candy in moderation AND avoid adding pounds to our physique! Here are 3 Ways To Avoid Halloween Weight Gain!
1. INCREASE YOUR ACTIVITY
The simplest way to explain weight loss is CALORIES IN vs. CALORIES OUT. Are you burning more calories than you are consuming? Well, if we know that (despite our best efforts) we’re going to have a little extra candy in October, then we need to compensate for that increase in calories by increasING our output. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go a few blocks further on your daily walk. Do a few extra reps during your strength training routine.
If we boost our level of activity, we can negate the amount of calories added by those bite size delights. If you need help finding the time to get to the gym, BRING THE GYM TO YOU and schedule a free trial session today!
2. IMPROVE YOUR OVERALL NUTRITION
The truth is, you cannot out work a poor diet. What you do in the gym will always come second to what you do in the kitchen. If we accept that we’re going to increase our sugar intake due to Halloween candy, we need to improve the rest of nutrition plan by making smart, healthy food choices and maybe even meal prepping to always have a healthy option at the ready.
If you need help designing a meal plan, have never meal prepped, or just have a few questions on where to get started, Darek has the answers and is ready to help you succeed!
3. FIND AN ACCOUNTABILITY BUDDY
Remember that little voice in your head justifying your candy eating? Imagine if you had another voice to keep you honest and eating clean! Everything is easier with a little help and that’s where Darek comes in! Whether you want to document and share what you eat every day or need help analyzing your plate to see what stays and what goes, Clients reach out to Darek on a daily basis to get the help, education, and accountability they need! Click here to get your Accountability Buddy!
Halloween can be one of the most fun times of the year, but what you don’t have to sacrifice your health, weight, or gains to enjoy the festivities! Let Darek help you create a plan for success for you to reach your goals in October and all year round!