Here we go again–the beginning of the holiday season. Although Halloween is supposed to be spooky, it doesn’t mean you have to dread its effects on your blood sugars! Let’s face it – resisting Halloween candy is hard to do. But you can have a guilt-free Halloween while enjoying a few treats as long as you have a few tricks up your sleeve! After all, most foods are okay in moderation. In fact, if you allow yourself a treat here and there, you’re more likely to stick to your diet. With a little knowledge and planning, you can still enjoy the fun (and some candy) while maintaining blood sugar control.
Remember that all desserts and sweets should be eaten in moderation. Although it is okay to treat yourself sometimes, desserts are a source of empty calories and fat in addition to carbohydrate. And they don’t provide many healthy nutrients. Limit yourself to one serving of dessert or less per day and make sure to count it in your allotted daily carbohydrates.
Click here for a list of common Halloween candies that might end up in your candy bucket! By referencing the list, you’ll know how many carbohydrates each piece has so you can wisely include it in your meal plan. You get to decide if it will be a trick or a treat!