2. Have a plan. That means, decide what you are going to do beforehand.
3. Make sure you eat a dinner. Don’t think that in all the craziness, you will lose your appetite. Make sure you eat before leaving the house. Trick or Treating, with tons of candy around, is harder when you are hungry.
4. Remember that alcohol is a gateway drug! Alcohol lowers your resistance making eating candy seem a bit more “benign.”
5. Enjoy the night by being with people, not the food.
6. Drink water! Dehydration masks as hunger sometimes. Bring a bottle of water with you if you are planning on a lengthy night of knocking on doors.
7. Eat the whole day. Don’t save your calories until night. What a hard corner to back yourself into. Make sure you still have breakfast, lunch and dinner and not think you will “cheat the diet gods” by skimping on meals through the day.
8. Bring a snack with you. I know… sounds a bit high maintenance! But, imagine how much stronger you will be having something to munch on when the other adults start digging into their kids’ bags.
9. Keep the goal in mind. In other words, remember what you are trying to accomplish. Sometimes one candy bar throws you off for weeks, sometimes not. But, keep the big picture in mind. We are going for “feeling great, and having great energy.” These are tough to attain while on sugar.
10. If you can, get rid of all the candy – seriously!