10 tips for a healthy Halloween

Yes, this is a candy-eating holiday, but there are lots of ways to have a healthy Halloween experience. Check out these tips, some of which come from readers just like you!


Source: Web exclusive, October 2009

1. “Only buy candy that you won’t eat.” – @thefawnz, via Twitter

2. “Keep the empty wrappers out where you can see them. This will help you monitor how many you are actually eating.” ‘ Richelle Morgan, via Facebook

3. Give in to your chocolate craving, with a Chocolate-Nut Meringue Cookie. With less than a gram of fat and 0 mg of cholesterol per cookie, you can have two or three and not even feel a twinge of guilt!

4. “Freeze [the candy]’it takes a lot longer to eat a frozen Snickers.” – @oukristyn, via Twitter

5. “If you don’t have children, don’t keep the treats around for longer than the one night. Fool proof.” – @AngieAllTheWay, via Twitter

6. After a chilly night of trick-or-treating, warm up with a treat that’s just for you. Drop Lush’s Witches’ Ball Bubble Bar into the tub and unwind with scents of rosemary, sage and peppermint.

7. “Hide [the candy] so no one can see it.” – @monicamaple, via Twitter

8. Make sure to clean off your zombie face before bed: Leaving your eye makeup on could cause eye irritation and broken lashes. To help clean off the gunk, check out our list of the best eye makeup removers.

9. Celebrate the small portion sizes!@jnewshound, via Twitter

10. Save some cash this Halloween by learning to make your own costumes from materials you can find at a thrift store. These YouTube videos give great instructions on how to craft creepy looks like a mummy, a pirate and the Corpse Bride.

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