Parents know that Halloween is usually a time when kids have an excuse to stuff their faces with endless candy from their trick-or-treating adventures. While Halloween has its downfalls, it also has some positives—from practicing balance of the amount of candy your children eat to practicing mindfulness while they enjoy that chocolate bar.
According to Active.com, watching caloric intake around the holidays can help children and parents alike prevent unwanted weight gain. According to the site, it only takes an extra 100 calories a day to add up to a ten-pound weight gain per year.
The site offers helpful tips to help curb that temptation: Buy candy the day of to avoid temptation, buy candy you don’t like so you aren’t tempted to eat it, plan treats ahead of time, and place leftovers out of sight.
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