Finding An Accountabili-Buddy

It can be easier to achieve your nutrition and fitness goals when you have an external resource to hold you accountable. When going at it alone, it can be tempting to put off that morning run, or take a pit stop at a fast food place because you’re SO hungry and after all, it’s only one meal…

Enter: The Accountabili-Buddy. An Accountabili-Buddy is a person who will check in with you and make sure you are still on track with your goals and tasks. It’s not one-sided; when you get an accountabili-buddy, you become one as well. Being someone else’s buddy will also help you stay on track – it might inspire you to reach for that apple after dinner, instead of a glass of wine, or give you ideas about what you need to do if you’re feeling stuck.

Here’s what we suggest – set a weekly phone call with your Accountabili-Buddy. Limit that call to 30 minutes, so you won’t be tempted to chat or stray off topic. Use those 30 minutes to celebrate your accomplishments from the previous week, as well as work through your setbacks. Your Accountabili-buddy will do the same thing, and you will both create a list of new tasks and goals for the upcoming week.

It’s ideal to have an Accountabili-Buddy who is also pursuing nutrition and fitness goals, but they do not need to be the same as yours! Remember, it’s important to focus on your whole health. Your Accountabili-buddy’s goals may be to eat more healthfully, but they may also be to take more personal time to decompress, to make sure he or she is getting enough sleep, etc. You can both encourage and support each other to pursue your own individual paths!

Just one request: Please make sure you aren’t coaching each other on health, nutrition, or fitness goals. Please consult a professional for that type of guidance so that you don’t end up backtracking!

Ultimately, it can never be a bad thing to have someone else’s support. So what are you waiting for? Go find your Accountabili-Buddy!!

If incorporating more fitness into your life is one of your goals, you can start small and still make a big difference!  Check out these 7 proven hacks for finally getting your body back in under 10 minutes a day (without a gym!)

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Fatigue Fixes for Your 5 Worst Energy-Zapping Habits

We’ve all been there – the alarm goes off, and you wake up feeling more tired than when you went to bed the night before! Or perhaps it’s 3:00 pm and you’re in the office feeling completely exhausted.

You may have habits that you didn’t even know were making you tired! See if you have any of the 5 habits below, and learn our Fatigue Fighting suggestions that will reenergize you!

1. Bad Habit: Not drinking enough water! Dehydration can lead to fatigue and that foggy feeling that keeps you from feeling present and engaged during your day. It can be so easy to grab a cup of coffee on your way out the door, grab another coffee at lunch, and at 3:00 pm you still haven’t had a single drop of water to drink.

  • Fatigue Fighter: Try this for a week: drink half your weight in ounces of water. It sounds challenging, but after a week you will feel a huge difference!

2. Bad Habit: Technology! Is your cell phone the last thing you see before you go to bed at night, and the first thing you see when you wake up? Bad news: the bright light from your cell phone (or tv or any device) tricks your brain into believing that it’s still daytime, and prevents it from releasing melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone). As a result, your brain has a much more difficult time preparing for sleep, which means you either get less sleep than you need, or your sleep might be less restful.

  • Fatigue Fighter: No technology 60 minutes before you go to bed. Read a book. Listen to music. Take a bath. Cuddle with a loved one. But put that cell phone away and give your brain a full 60 minutes with no bright light to keep it awake. If you must check your email or messages, utilize the Night Mode setting on your phone to cancel out the blue light that is keeping your brain wired. All iPhones with the most recent iOS update have this option, and many Android phones do as well. If your phone does not have this mode, you can download the application flux (Hint- you can also download flux to your computer!)

3. Bad Habit: Office snacks! Sure, that handful of sugary candy you grab when you visit your co worker’s office may boost your energy in the short term, but inevitably after the boost comes the sugar crash! Sugar can be habit forming, so you might be tempted to go back and visit your co worker… and grab another handful… and another handful of that sugary treat. 

  • Fatigue Fighter: Bring some snacks from home that can boost your energy naturally without giving you that crash. At Fusion Wellness, we love almonds, a hard boiled egg, an apple, or some raw, crunchy vegetables with hummus!

4. Bad Habit: Sitting still for too long in front of a computer. When the deadlines are tight and there never seem to be enough hours in the day, it can be so easy to let a full work day pass you by without leaving your desk. But sitting, especially with poor posture (being hunched over a desk is pretty common), can lead to low energy levels. 

  • Fatigue Fighter: You must move, every hour, on the hour! Maybe you stand up and walk a full loop around your office, or do 10 quick push-ups. Maybe you take 3 minutes to stand up and stretch. You’ll be amazed at how much energy some light movement can give you.

5. Bad Habit: Cramming in all of your sleep during the weekend. Your body craves stability, and functions better with a more consistent bed time/wake up time. Lack of sleep affects everything from motor functions, to comprehension, to your cravings. 

  • Fatigue Fighter: Try and go to sleep within the same 30 minute window each night, and try to set a consistent alarm time. Yes, this may mean waking up earlier on weekends, but you’ll feel much better overall, and you’ll see your energy levels become much more stabilized!

Now that you have more energy, it’s time to put it to use! Did you know that you can get fit in under 10 minutes a day? Seriously! Take a moment to learn about our 7 proven hacks for finally getting your body back in under 10 minutes a day (without a gym!)

Go and be well! Which habits did you notice? Let us know if any of our #fatiguefigher suggestions helped you feel more energetic this week! Use the hashtag #fatiguefighter, and tag us and we’ll retweet and repost our favorites!

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Kitchen Time Savers: So You Can Spend Time On What Really Matters

If Beyoncé and Lin Manuel Miranda have the same number of hours in their days as we do, we know that there must be ways of maximizing and saving time in order to spend time on what is really important! There are a million “hacks” to save you time, but let’s focus on an area where people feel that they spend a lot of time – the kitchen!

Chopping a huge pile of vegetables, carefully monitoring a stew or making sure that the water stays at a simmer can be time intensive. Here are some devices that might help  you spend less time at the stove, and more time doing what you love!

  1. Mandolin Slicer – Warning: EXTREMELY SHARP BLADE. Manolin slicers are great for getting a thin, even slice on everything you run across their blades. In seconds you can make bell pepper rounds, make vegetable chips out of sweet potato, or julienne some veggies for a salad. But heed the warning: Mandolin slicers have been known to claim a fingertip or two, so make sure you use a finger guard as you slice and dice.
  2. Vegetable Spiralizer – Get this – almost anything can become a noodle: carrot, sweet potato, beet, or zuchinni (our personal favorite). Vegetable noodles tend to have a significantly shorter cook time than dried pasta noodles, and can be a delicious low carb alternative to pasta. A member of the Fusion Wellness team recently made zucchini noodles with a garlic heirloom tomato sauce. From prep to plate the cooking process was 10 minutes.
  3. Rice Cooker – If you have a busy day, it’s a set-and-forget device that will deliver perfectly cooked rice every time! If you’re cooking a meal that requires several burners on your stovetop, your rice cooker will also free up a burner and save you more space and time.
  4. Immersion Blender – If you’re making a soup or stew, an immersion blender can be a great way to help you save time (and dishes). Instead of transferring the soup from the pot to the blender in batches, blending until smooth and then reheating on the stove, use an immersion blender. Like the name suggests, you can blend right in the pot, and tackle the entire soup at once!
  5. Crockpot – The crockpot is as close to a cooking magic trick as we can think of. It’s a one stop shop and can help you make breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert. All you need is a little prep time. Hate getting up early to make breakfast? Use the crockpot to make some overnight oatmeal and wake-up to a hot meal specially prepared for you! Tired when you get home from work? Before you leave your house in the morning, set up all the ingredients in the crockpot and press “go!” 8 hours later you’ll have a delicious dinner that might be big enough to serve the whole family or give you leftovers for the week! Our personal favorite crockpot meals include chili, enchiladas, curries, and turkey meatball soup!

 

Now that you’ve saved time in the kitchen, save some time on your workout too! And if you haven’t been working out, even BETTER a reason to check out our realistic, sustainable, 7 proven hacks for finally getting your body back in under 10 minutes a day (without a gym!)

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Morning Habits: Set Yourself Up For Success!

Having an effective morning routine can be a strong way to set up the rest of your day for success. You don’t even have to be a “morning person” to try some of these tips!

  1. Harvard biologist Christoph Randler conducted a study that revealed early risers are more proactive; they more readily anticipate problems, and minimize them efficiently – leading to greater success. You don’t have to get up before the sun to find success, but try waking up 30 – 60 minutes earlier that you currently do. With this newfound, more proactive time in your day you can: plan your optimal week, do one of our quick workout hacks (without a gym), make yourself healthy breakfast, or healthy lunch for later in the day! Remember to also go to bed earlier as well; take a bit of that not-as-productive evening time so that you’re not losing sleep.
  2. Visualization/Meditation: Do you have a list of a million things to do in the morning and sometimes wonder how you’re going to get through the day? Take 10 minutes to visualize what you want from your day, and envision yourself accomplishing it. This will help you prioritize what is most important, and will empower you to stay focused on reaching those goals first. Meditation is another tool that you can use to help ground yourself in the present moment. After meditating, you may walk away feeling more energized, centered, driven, or with a sharper perspective.
  3. Check something off your to-do list right away! Is there a small project you keep putting off? Do you keep meaning to go through that stack of mail?  Do it, first thing in the morning! By ticking something off, you’ll give yourself a sense of accomplishment that can motivate you and encourage productivity throughout your day.
  4. Get moving! You don’t have to be a morning workout person to get some blood flowing: stretch lightly, take the dog on a walk, or do some jumping jacks as you’re waiting for your coffee to brew!
  5. Do something you LOVE! Play your favorite songs as you make breakfast; find a podcast that brings you joy that you can listen to on your way to work; text a friend you miss to say hello. Starting your day off on a positive note can fuel you with more energy, and drive you to make more positive choices throughout your day.   

Again, if you want to really maximize your newfound 30 to 60 minutes every morning, take FEWER THAN 10 of them and try these 7 proven hacks for finally getting your body back in under 10 minutes a day (without a gym!)

What do you do to set yourself up for success? Let us know and we’ll retweet or repost our favorites! Use the hashtag #morninghabits

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Five Tips to Stay Motivated During Weight-Loss

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Staying motivated and encouraged during weight-loss, or on your journey to a healthier you– whatever that may mean for you, can be so difficult. Here are a few ideas to keep things in perspective, and keep you moving forward! Thanks to Melissa Murphy for this list of tips!

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Let’s face it. Losing weight is hard! Sometimes it feels like an uphill battle. Just remember that it is a battle that is won by thousands annually. It may be difficult at times but it is possible to reach your weight loss goals. Follow these tips to keep yourself encouraged and motivated.

1. Remember that every ounce counts. Ounces add up to pounds. Remind yourself of that the next time you are disappointed when your scales reflects your weight loss in ounces instead of the pounds you were hoping for.

2. Avoid comparing yourself with other people. You may be sharing your weight loss journey with a friend or a buddy at the gym. It is important to remember that every human body is unique and you will not always reach your goals at the same time that your friend does. You may be faster or slower. The important thing to remember is that you are getting there.

3. Maintaining your weight is considered a success. There may be times in your weight loss journey when you plateau for a week or two and you do not experience weight loss at all. Choose to view this as a success. After all, when you reach your final weight loss goal your next challenge will be that of maintenance. If you can maintain it now, you can maintain it in the future.

4. Get out more. Many people are tempted to stay at home when they are trying to lose weight because they feel that they cannot eat what other people eat and they won’t have as much fun. One of the skills that health conscious people learn is to enjoy themselves when going out with friends and still manage their dining out experiences. Practice making healthy choices when you are out at a restaurant. You will need these skills later when you are maintaining your weight.

5. Avoid the temptation to starve yourself or skip meals. The weight loss that comes from starving yourself is short lived. The key to effective long-term weight loss is keeping blood sugar levels from spiking and dipping. Eating every few hours will help you feel less deprived and help you lose more weight faster.

Although weight loss endeavors can be frustrating and even stressful at times, the most important thing to remember is not to give up. Set realistic weight loss goals and press forward one day at a time. Visualize yourself reaching those milestones one by one. Pretty soon you will experience the major accomplishment of having lost ten or twenty pounds and you will find that your motivation is renewed and your journey will become easier.

A great addition to your weight loss plan is to pepper in movement and exercise when you can. You don’t need to make a commitment to a gym! Check out our 7 proven hacks for finally getting your body back in under 10 minutes a day (without a gym!)

Wheat: An Overview (Then, Now, and What It Means)

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I’ve been reading the book Wheat Belly and have been thinking about how the agricultural evolutions during the last decade have contributed to the state of health/weight in America. AND how I could break it down to share with our readers.

Then, this morning, I received an email from Hungry for Change with a link to this page describing almost exactly what i’ve been reading; it felt too serendipitous not to share!

Check it out!

Saying “Sorry. No. And Thank You” with Meaning.

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Borrowed from the delightful Kris Carr, here is a few though on how to say what you mean and mean what you say!
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Sorry. No. Thank you …
January 28, 2013
I have a deep-rooted calling to feel happy. To love the skin I’m in and to embrace all the nooks and crannies that make me, me. I need peace of mind like I need oxygen. I need unstructured time like I need water. Consistent contentment and less stress probably boost my immune system more than green juice.

And yet I often get lost in my to-do list, complain about too many commitments and align myself with people who give me more headaches than joy. I’ve caught myself saying things like, “once I’m over this hump I’ll have more breathing room.” But here’s the thing about humps, there’s always another one on the next hillside. And humps hump. Yes, you read that correctly. They breed like rabbits!

I don’t know about you, but I suspect that sometimes my mouth moves before my brain has time to think. And as we all know, words are powerful. So as part of my peace-of-mind plan, I’ve decided to examine my language. Especially the use of the following words: Sorry. No. Thank you. Harmless, helpful words, right? Yet their overuse/misuse can slowly drain our self-worth and damage our relationships, while at the same time watering down their meanings. Consciousness takes practice, so let’s dive in.

Sorry.
There are right times to be sincerely sorry, but there are also wrong times. When I give someone a meaningful sorry, we both feel better. That’s true heart medicine, a 1000-mg dose. I do my very best to apologize when I’m wrong, but I often catch myself saying sorry for no reason at all.

I say sorry (even though I don’t need to) when …

I turn unwanted offers down (telemarketers, I’m talkin’ to you!)
I ask for what I need.
I stand up for myself.
Sorry slip-up flashback: When my new website launched, a disgruntled reader let me know that she didn’t like the design or my smile. In her mind, my site was too flashy, and I had no business running ads for my own books (perhaps she works for free, but I can’t). As for my smile, it was way too big and therefore not authentic. Naturally I was hurt and pissed! Unnaturally I responded with something like “I’m sorry you feel that way, I am proud of my new website and the work I do.” While I’ve always responded to negativity by either ignoring it or blasting it with a fire hose of sunshine, did I have to say sorry? No. Was I sorry? Heck NO. No need to apologize.

Sorry isn’t a band-aid or a replacement for a backbone. Sorry isn’t a “safe word” or a way to keep the peace at the sacrifice of your well-being.

There’s a difference between true remorse and a fear of being judged. Sweet friend, don’t say sorry if there’s nothing to be sorry for. Because, I don’t know about you, but when I mindlessly vomit apologies, I’m often left feeling like a powerless doormat. Yuck. Get off the floor.

No.
Instead of saying no when I need to, I turn my life into a constipated pretzel through a knee-jerk “yes” response.

I say yes when I should say no because …

I hate to let people down.
I underestimate how long projects will take, and I fail to prioritize my time.
I forget that my needs matter — that I matter as much as the other person.
Naughty no-no flashback: Once upon a time, I agreed to a speaking engagement on a cruise ship. Sounds breezy, right? Not for me. I get extreme vertigo on big boats that can last for months afterwards. So why on earth did I say yes? Several reasons, but mostly because the folks asking me were painfully pushy. They were strong about what they wanted, but was I? I wiggled. I put the answer off as long as I could but eventually caved and said “yes.” I immediately started to panic. How would I get through ten days of physical pain? Answer: I couldn’t! A month later I finally mustered a “no” and pulled out of the gig. Of course, by waiting I caused undue stress for all. If I had been upfront and able to put my needs first, I would have saved us both a lot of grief. Lesson learned.

Saying yes can feel good, and often comes from a positive place. It means we care about other people, want to do good things and spread happiness in the world. It means we’re optimistic and believe in our abilities. Sadly, though, few of us can make every dream match the reality of only 24 hours in a day. As my brilliant bestie Marie Forleo reminded us recently, get on the “No Train,” choo choo! While this may seem like obvious advice, how often are we consistent No Train conductors?

Think about my example. You can’t always “yes” your way out of a problem. Mindlessly agreeing may temporarily avoid discomfort, but it’s often short-sighted and even lazy. Instead of setting a boundary, we slip into “yes” amnesia, forgetting we’ve been here before. In this delusional state, there’s unlimited time, superhuman energy and a gaggle of soul-nannies who keep us fed, bathed and exercised. Sober up! Splash yourself with cold water and (gently) slap your cheek. If you’re worried about scarcity, let that go. Offers and opportunities will continue. Every unwanted “yes” takes you one step further from freedom, well-being and time with yourself and loved ones.

Thank you.
Gratitude is one of the holiest ways to honor and connect with yourself and others. Saying thank you for a generous gift is gracious, repeatedly gushing thanks because you feel guilty or undeserving is not.

I say thank you too much because …

I don’t feel worthy.
Love may never come again.
I don’t want to seem under appreciative.
Thank-less thank you flashback: During my actor-dancer period, I needed a loan to get through a rough patch. I borrowed the cash from a friend, and I insisted on a monthly payment plan. I was truly grateful. I always sent her my checks on time with a gushing note as an expression of thanks. But I had a burning feeling that it was never enough. Years later we had a falling out for a different reason. And what do you think she hit me with? “You never appreciated the money I lent you.” I could have written a personalized thank you across the sky (with my blood), and it still wouldn’t have been enough. One “thank you” or a thousand made no difference. Clearly something much bigger was going on, and that something had nothing to do with me.

A heartfelt thank you is polite and loving. Becoming a thank you Pez dispenser is just plain toxic. No one should hold you captive emotionally or treat you like a mooch. If you find yourself saying “thank you” too much that might mean someone is making you feel inadequate, and it’s time to re-examine the balance in your relationship. Perhaps they don’t deserve you. Look beyond your compulsion to say thank you and address the real issue or elegantly remove yourself from the drama. Bon Voyage!

Wrapping it all up: There’s a fine line between healthy and unhealthy use of language. It’s part of our spiritual journey to find our tipping points and gently adjust them. When I get clear on the why’s behind my sorry’s, no’s and thank you’s, I get clear on who and what needs to be embraced or released. I make room for more living and less second-guessing, more truth and less explaining, more relief and less regret.

Am I ready to live in that space more often?

YES, PLEASE, ABSOLUTELY!
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What Can Turmeric Do For You?

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Thanks to Meghan Telpner for this fab list of reasons why Turmeric is so great! She recommends adding it to a spice tea!

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Turmeric tea is a serious drink, not for the faint of heart. It might just cure every last ache, pain, and whoa-is-me in your life (this might be an exaggeration a little but let me have it).

Why turmeric? How about these 15 reasons:

1— Natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to keep the infection away from cuts and burns.
2— Natural liver detoxifier- is it possible that if we believe liver to be the seat of anger then turmeric can help release that anger? Hmmmm.
3— May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
4— Majorly powerful anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
5— Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
6— Natural pain killer. Yay more of this!
7—Helps manage weight, and aid in fat metabolism
8—A staple in Chinese medicine for helping lift mood in cases of depression
9— Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
10— Studies have shown that turmeric can boost the effects of the chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
11— Accelerates wound healing and repairing of damaged skin
12— Can help internally and topically with psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
13— Wowzers, does it help soothe upset stomach
14— Helps to facilitate protein digestion
15— A natural preventative against flu viruses.
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5 Natural Ways to Fight the Flu!

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Hello Flu Fighters! I ran across this list of ways to avoid illness this winter: the natural way! Thanks to Meghan Telpner!

Vaccinations are a hot, hot, and very heated topic. We all want to be healthy and we all want to do our best for ourselves and our family to maintain great health throughout the winter season.

Many people believe that vaccines are the way to go, while many others are adamantly opposed.

I wish I could tell you what to do and then your inquiring mind would be settled and you could just carry on your merry way. The challenge is that it is our personal responsibility to do the research and make the decision that we are most comfortable with. No one else can or should do that for you.

My best approach is to do all I can to keep the terrain, my body strong and healthy, and focus on prevention strategies.

5 Ways To Fight Flu Season:

1— Sleep: Optimal sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system.
2— Keep it clean: Wash hands regularly, and use a netty pot to clean out the sinuses.
3— Take the right supplements: Immune modulators like Reishi mushroom is super for ensuring a strong and healthy terrain. Lactoferrin is another powerful immune modulator. It is advisable to take both in supplement form throughout cold and flu season as well as during periods of intense stress.
4— Avoid Sugar and Eat Well: Glucose and vitamin C compete for uptake. The more sugar we eat, the less we are able to absorb vitamin C. Vitamin C increases the activity of our white blood cells including antimicrobial and natural killer cell activities. High dose on immune enhancing foods like red peppers and cucumber- both rich in vitamin C, and culinary mushrooms like shiitakes.
5— Manage Stress: There is no greater hinderance to our health than stress. That’s where stress reduction activities come in. Watch a comedy, go for a walk, sit in a sauna, stretch and breathe deeply and boost your immune function. Mindfulness meditation has been shown in studies to increase circulating antibodies. (reference)
Whether you choose to get vaccinated or not, the above strategies will only work in your favour.

And if you do opt to get a vaccine, be sure to do your research and know exactly what is in that cocktail that is being injected into your blood stream. The recipe changes all the time and it is our right to know what we are being given.

Save Kids from Post-Halloween Sugar Overload!

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It’s the day after Halloween, and parents across the country are faced with a problem: How to keep my kids from eating too much candy! while we, of course, encourage an honest discussion with your children about why eating too much candy is bad, sometimes other tactics must be employed…

Here are some ideas to help with the post-Halloween candy stupor!

—Leave It for the Candy Fairy
When my daughter was younger, the Candy Fairy struck a deal. She could leave as much or as little of her Halloween candy as she wanted on the dining room table before bed, and the Candy Fairy would come take it away. If she left a lot, she’d get a “big” toy (nothing extravagant, maybe $5-7). If she left a little, she’d get a “little” toy (maybe something from the dollar store?). She loved this and it was an easy way to cut down on the amount of leftover candy after Halloween, without getting into a power struggle over it.
—bodhimama on familyfitness.about.com

—Donate It To Soldiers Or Another Group of People In Need
This is a great way to teach your kids about sacrifice, and about sharing our bounty and blessings with those who need a pick-me-up. Making others feel happy makes us happy, when we focus on the warm and happy feelings we can bring to others.Here’s more info!

—Keep Candy Out Of Sight
There is no need to display Halloween candy in a dish on the dining room table. This will encourage kids to constantly graze from it. Instead keep fruits and veggies in sight.
—Jenni Grover

—Ration It
After we went trick or treating my mom always made us dump all of our candy on the floor and went through it. She was looking for any candy that might have broken wrappers or look suspicious. Then she gave us a reasonable amount and stashed the rest in her room. We got a decent ration every day until it was all gone. There were no stipulations on whether we got it or not (I mean where’s the fun in that?), but it did ensure that we weren’t engorging ourselves on nothing but sugar all day.
—khayesrn on familyfitness.about.com

—Eat, then treat.
Establish a rule that if they want to eat a piece of candy, kids must have a nutritious snack first. This encourages them to eat more healthy foods and leave less room in their bellies for the junk.
—Catherine Holecko

—Offset with exercise.
Encourage, or require, kids to add extra physical activity when they eat candy–anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on their age, size, and fitness level.
—Catherine Holecko

—Save only the most special Halloween candy.
Set a limit ahead of time and have kids choose a select number of pieces of candy–say, two to three pieces for each year of their age–to keep. Donate or trash the rest, and make healthier items (popcorn, dehydrated fruit) freebies.
—Catherine Holecko

—Share with Adults
A co-worker brought in her daughter’s Halloween stash and left in our break room. She simply asked her daughter if she would be willing to share some of her candy with her adult friends at work who didn’t have kids of their own to share any candy with them. She gave her daughter a snack bowl to fill, allowing her to pick what candy to keep and what to share. I must say this little girl was very generous.
—Guest lila on familyfitness.about.com

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