Hello! HAPPY Halloween Eve :D
How are you doing?! Are you ready for the weekend?! I'm SOOOOO ready...lol! Bring on all the crazy fun that comes with Halloween!! I'm anxious to get the weekend started, so this is going to be a short-ish post :)
Today's post is on candy :D Yes...i typed it right...lol! The big question is...if you need a little Halloween candy, which is best?!
I did some research and found the following information in a Dr. Oz The Good Life magazine. Dr Oz says: I'm not going to tell you to pass up the sweets and eat raisins instead. Just make good candy choices. I did just say "good" and "candy" in the same sentence. See which weigh in a little better than the rest.
FOR THE CHOCOLATE LOVER...
A Snack-Size Hershey's Bar.
Why? It's the lowest-calorie choice of all of the season's bestsellers. While dark chocolate is generally better, says Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D.N., 1 study found that people who regularly ate a little bit of any chocolate were less likely to develop heart disease.
Stats: Just 63 calories for a snack-size bar (and 7 g sugar, 3.6 g fat).
FOR THE TRADITIONALIST...
Why? It's a classic, and you can eat a satisfying amount for not too many calories.
Stats: 21 pieces deliver about 150 calories and no fat (but at around 27 g per serving, it's no sugar bargain).
FOR FANS OF THE CHEW...
Why? Even if you have 6 of these, you'll chomp down just 180 calories. Since they take a while to eat, you're less likely to buzz through too many.
Stats: 30 calories per piece, 3.75 g sugar, and 0 g fat.
Don't know about you, but I think this information is the best news ever...lol! I mean, seriously, what's Halloween without trick or treats?! :D
I hope you have a SPOOKtacular weekend!
SEE YOU back here on Monday!!
P.S. I know it's Friday, and I apologize, but I'm not posting a recipe today. I'll be posting 2 smoothie recipes next Friday :) Lets get the weekend started...right now! WOOO WHOOO!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist