Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Halloween Candy: the Real Trick or Treat

Monday, October 26th, 2015

It comes over year, on the same day, the 31st of October. Whether you like it or not, Halloween is a big holiday. From candy at your desk, to pumpkin spice everything to candy in the house. It’s not a good time of year if you are trying to stay away from the “good stuff”.

We’d like to share a few facts about candy that we came across, as well as a few solution for those cravings:

A whopping 90 million pounds of chocolate candy is sold during Halloween week, taking a strong lead compared to other holidays. Almost 65 million pounds is sold during the week leading up to Easter and only 48 million pounds during Valentine’s week.

The top selling candy: Candy Corn. Americans purchase over 20 million pounds of it a year, though it is unlikely that every last one of those millions of candies was actually consumed.

The average American household spends $44 a year on Halloween candy. Now, that’s a lot of candy.

Now here are a few tips to help you out:

If you have the craving for candy, give in a little. Remember, everything in moderation. Set aside 3 small pieces of your favorite candy.

Ditch giving out candy at the house and go trick or treating with your kids or family. This will allow you to get in some good walking/exercise for the night.

Have to go to a Halloween party? As the host if you can bring some healthy snacks, that way you are guaranteed to have something healthy to eat.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween from the Chicago Family Fit Team!

The 3 Month Countdown, Set Your Goals Now!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Back in August, we wrote a blog entitled: 5 Back to School Essentials for Adults; Why Now’s the time to get back in your exercise routine. The last tip on that list was: “5. Get a jump on your New Year’s resolution.”

We wanted to expand on that topic a little more. We’re heading into October, and the means, believe it or not, only 3 months until 2013! While your New Year’s resolution might be the last thing on your mind, we think it’s a perfect time to get started on your goals. Before the fall is over and you’ve had your fair share of apple pie, and Halloween candy, do some thinking. Before you’ve had a Thanksgiving meal, and all of the leftovers, take a step back. Before you’ve enjoyed all of the wonderful holiday food, cookies, cakes and candies around Christmas time, think about today.

The fall and winter seasons are a great times of the year, spending time with family and friends. Often time, fun occasions take place around a table with food. Our advice to you is: Have fun and enjoy yourself! But keep one thing in mind, your New Year’s resolution. Don’t let this year’s hard work go to waste in one 3 months span. But also keep this in mind: Eating moderately and maintaining a good exercise program over these next 3 months, can be very beneficial. If you think you might set a resolution that has anything to do with weight loss, set that resolution now, and start working now. Not only will it give you a fighting chance for success, it will get you a much needed head start. If you can make it through these next 3 months, which can be tough, you’ll be well prepared for the New Year. As always, please come see us at Chicago Family Fit, and we can help you work towards any goal you may have! Good Luck!