Healthy Halloween Treats + Tricks to Avoid Temptation

Healthy Halloween Treats and Tips

Fall is my favorite time of year, so it only makes sense that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the chill in the air…the spooky decorations…the fun festivities like carving pumpkins, going on haunted hayrides, and dressing up in costume…the scary and not-so-scary movies (hello, Hocus Pocus!)…and the way Halloween lets you go back to feeling and acting like a kid for a day. And then, of course, there’s the candy!

While I’m all for indulging in moderation—sometimes you just need a piece of chocolate and not a carrot!—I think it’s a good idea to have healthy alternatives on hand to lessen the damage when a severe craving strikes. I also think it’s important to have a game plan for avoiding treats around Halloween—as well as the ensuing holiday season—so that you stay on track with your goals and don’t fall (back) into unhealthy habits.

Here are some ideas for healthy Halloween treats as well as some tips for avoiding that evil candy bowl. Continue reading

My Favorite Time-Saving Tips for Exercising & Eating Healthy

How to Exercise & Eat Healthy When Don't Have Time

How to Exercise and Eat Healthy When You Don’t Have Time

I know I’m not alone in feeling like there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything on our to-do list. We’re all pressed for time these days thanks to our busy lifestyles, and often, that means exercise and healthy eating go out the window for many people. But it turns out incorporating these two habits into our daily routine can actually help us accomplish more throughout our day Continue reading

NEAT Ways to Burn More Calories

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Whether you’re just starting out on your weight-loss journey or have the last (and hardest!) 10 pounds to go, I’m sure you’d love to find a way to burn additional calories without spending extra time in the gym or cutting more calories from your diet. Well, you’re in luck! A little thing called non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) can help increase your metabolism and burn extra calories—and you don’t even have to break a sweat to do it. Continue reading