The yearly candy and costume night is almost here! Hunter is so excited to go trick or treating with baby Hope and show her the ropes.
For most of us, Halloween is a night that truly kicks off the Holidays and lets us all be kids again. However, it can also cause a major sugar hangover and be the catalyst to gaining the unwanted “holiday 15″. Well, this Halloween and Holiday season it’s time to have a blast, prevent all hangovers and keep your health results flowing by following these 3 easy strategies:
1) Eat protein with your sweets
All carbs like fruit, veggies, grains and candy (yes candy) get metabolized as sugar. The main difference between the different types of carbs is the rapid pace they get metabolized by your digestive system. Candy is refined sugar and causes big blood sugar spikes which lead to epic blood sugar crashes. An easy solution is to eat protein with your Halloween candy. A couple turkey slices, a cup of Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, a protein shake or a stick of string cheese are excellent protein choices to minimize the blood sugar challenges eating candy alone will cause.
Here are two great examples of how Hunter eats his favorite candy (skittles) and keeps his blood sugar balanced:
2) Eat PFC Every 3 at most of your meals
Trick or treating, holiday parties and the extra goodies at work make it that much harder to eat clean from October through December. While it’s definitely more difficult, it’s still completely doable to rock your health goals. Focus eating PFC Every 3 for at least 95% of your meals. PFC Every 3 is simply eating every 3 hours with a balance of your favorite proteins, fat and carbs. Click here to learn more about eating PFC Every 3 >
3) Get right back on plan after your holiday meal
We all fall off plan! Your success is determined by how quickly you get back on track. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve are only 4 days…not months. Now Hanukkah can be a little tricky since its 8 crazy nights :), but even with Hanukkah it’s still only 12 days total. Have fun on those days and then get right back on track by eating PFC Every 3. Eating on plan consistently will easily cancel the extra “off plan” holiday meals.
So starting right after Halloween, my advice is to give yourself a little extra slack during the holidays and realize some extra sweets and “off plan” meals are irrelevant in the big health picture. Just make sure to get right back on plan and rock the 3 simple strategies I just shared. Adopting this mindset will prevent you from gaining any unwanted pounds this holiday season and propel you into 2017 like the super star you are!
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