via – Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT expert
I don’t keep candy around my house. You wanna know why? BECAUSE I LOVE IT.
And if it’s around, I will eat it, and it’s just not worth it (nutritionally or quality-wise, tbh — it’s not homemade butterscotch syrup, YKWIM?, but it’s crazy-addictive). I’m talking Kit-Kat, Twix, Butterfingers, M&Ms, Milky Way — oh myyyy. But of course at Halloween I bought a ton — fun size! for the trick-or-treaters! — and my kids brought home a ton more from their neighborhood rounds.
Here’s my AbsoluteFIT victory: I’ve eaten less than five fun-size pieces per day! It amounts to one full-size bar, which, granted, is not a small amount, BUT: I’ve logged it all faithfully and kept within my daily calorie budget, I’ve enjoyed each piece thoroughly, and I’ve (so far) kept from eating handful after mindless handful like I’ve done in the past, with the excuse of “Oh, it’s only once a year!”
All in all, not a bad start for the SEASON OF EATING, which begins with Halloween candy, cruises through my kids’ birthdays, lingers at Thanksgiving, and goes completely ape through Christmastime, New Year’s, and my own early-January birthday. Stay strong with me, friends — STAY STRONG!