POST #3 IN THE FITNESS FRIDAYS SERIES
Yes, I realize it is Thursday but in the interest of timing,
I wanted to get it out STAT!
(RACHEL’S) EMERGENCY TIPS FOR SURVIVING HALLOWEEN CANDY DELUGE
BUY CANDY LATE: Dont bring it into the house before October 31
BUY CANDY YOU DONT LIKE: Youll have less temptation to cope with
DITCH THE SENSE OF OCCASION: Remind yourself that you can buy candy any time of the year; theres no need to load up on candy on October 31 when you can have it anytime.
KEEP THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE: Don’t assume you can’t enjoy even a single treat, especially since deprivation is a dieting tactic that often backfires
MAKE SMARTER CHOICES: If you know that there’s no chance you’ll nibble a couple of Starbursts without tearing through the whole pack, it may be best to avoid them altogether. Keep healthier alternatives such as fruit or Jell-O on hand.
ABOUT RACHEL: Rachel Swartz-Hartje is an NASM certified personal trainer and is currently completing her degree in community health promotion. She enjoys running, bodybuilding and torturing her clients (and friends) into submission. She is definitely a bad-ass. Dont let her nice profile picture fool you. Her mantra? Discipline is the Bridge Between Goals and Accomplishments. Oh yeah, she also used to be in the Navy. Dont. Mess. With. Her.