When you’re watching your weight, this time of year can be difficult. Anyone who has children in the house is likely to have more sweets than usual around, and that can mean an increase in the temptation to eat things you normally wouldn’t. How is best to handle it?
Moderation is the best option, as with anything else. To deny yourself a treat is to risk bingeing, and also to miss out on the fun. But by saving the treats for just Halloween itself, instead of say, the week leading up to Halloween, you cut down on the damage that could be done.
One day over your calorie allowance isn’t going to hurt you too much, as you won’t be able to overeat enough to regain much weight. What you do see as an increase on the scales is likely to be water weight-and it should be gone again with a few days more of healthy eating.