5 ways to beat a Halloween candy binge

Still feeling the effects of Halloween? We were unfortunately NOT inundated with visitors. My homemade kettle corn went like hotcakes. The pretzels too. In a moment of panic the day before the big event, I bought a bag of candy in case we ran out of everything. Guess what’s still here? Tanya Zuckerbrot has some sound advice for moving past a sweets binge of any kind.

US Food Safety

By Tanya Zuckerbrot

If you have kids or threw a Halloween party, there’s no doubt trick-or-cheating has sent your diet completely off the rails. Here are some simple ways to minimize the damage and get back on a healthy track:

Get back to normal eating habits

If you overdid it on sugary treats you may be feeling tired, jittery and have cravings for more sugar.  Nip that in the bud by eating clean, nutritious meals and snacks. Fill up on high-fiber fruits, vegetables and whole grains that act like a detox, soaking up waste and ushering it out of your system. To take the guesswork out of what you are going to eat, plan your healthier meals and treats for the coming week.

Fill up on fiber and protein

Don’t skip meals thinking it will offset your candy splurge. Instead, have small meals that combine foods rich in protein and fiber, such…

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