Halloween & Sugar

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Halloween is coming, and with it, all the tricks and treats of the season. In the U.S., people will spend about $9 billion this year on candy, costumes and decorations, according to the National Retail Federation.  That’s a scary amount of candy! Especially when we know ingesting sugar is linked to chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and more.

For years, we’ve all heard the message that sugary foods are a treat. In reality though, most people are eating up to 95 grams of added sugar each day (= 23 teaspoons of sugar the goal is 0-9 a day), which is more than double the recommended amount.  Plus, when you indulge in too much sugar, it tends to make you feel guilty and crave more sugar. So, it’s a tricky food for many people.

The question is: What amount of sugar is okay? The truth is that each person is different.  If you can pick one or two Halloween treats and enjoy them without guilt and get back to healthy eating the next day, you won’t have a problem.

But many of us, can’t stop with just one or two treats. If you are anything like me, someone that struggles with sugar, it’s probably easier to decide not to eat any sweets at all. A healthy boundary with candy can save your health and your waistline.

If you are looking for any extra support tips or ideas with this or other areas in your life, please reach out and let’s chat! Follow the links and fill out a Health History and let’s get you scheduled for your FREE Health Consultation

Above is edited from a Reboot with Joe Cross blog.

In Health & Peace,

Kris

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