Halloween is the start of the holiday weight gain, or weight creep, which for the average American is 6-8 pounds between Halloween and New Years. The problem is that we don’t lose all of that weight after New Year’s and before we know it over the years we have added 10- 20 pounds. Here are tips that I shared with The Bradford Era, to kick off a healthier holiday season.
The Bradford Era – In a few weeks, many children will be dressed as their favorite television or movie character, heading from house to house in search of candy.
But how can Halloween be made healthier rather than youngsters filling up on goodies loaded with sugar, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup and dyes?
Local dietitian Mariann Kahle said traditional candy can still be given out, but the sweets should be eaten in moderation. She said that parents should let children have one piece of candy a night.
“Put it up and limit them,” Kahle said, adding the candy can be frozen so it lasts longer.
And instead of candy, people could pass out stickers and pencils, Kahle said.
Or children could be given organic candy, in addition to have them follow a good diet, said Dr. Keith Kantor, a nutritionist, an author and chief executive officer of all-natural food company Green Box Foods Inc. of Georgia…
Dr. Kantor’s greatly anticipated new children’s book, The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice, is now available. Be sure to order this highly reviewed book, filled with healthy living tips for the whole family. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.