Halloween is apon us yet again with all the fun costumes for kids and adults. I actually love this time of year, the spooky feeling of the day. I have always been a big fan and love to dress up and carve pumpkins.
I wanted to post calories of our favorite candies and treats. These are so easy to eat since they are bite size, and usually most people do not realize how much they have eaten until there is a pile of empty Halloween candy wrappers on their table. These sweet treats still can pack on the pounds bite after bite with all the sugar and saturated fats.
Here are some examples I found on the internet:
Peanut M&M’s – Fun Pack 2 bags=80 calories
M&M’s – Fun Pack 2 bags=180 calories
Snicker’s – Fun Size 2 bars=160 calories
Twix – Fun Size 1 bar= 80 calories
York Peppermint Pattie – 1 pattie=70 calories
Twizzlers – 1 treat size pkg= 45 calories
Almond Joy – 1 snack size bar = 90 calories
Milk Duds – 1 treat size box = 40 calories
Milky Way – 1 snack size bar = 90 calories
SweetTarts – 1 treat size pkg. = 50 calories
1 Tootsie Pop – 1 pop = 60 calories
1 Tootsie Roll – 1 small roll = 13 calories
Some may be shocking thinking about how many calories are just in 2 small packages, but some may not be a big deal when looking at the calories. Like I said, who stops at 1 or 2?
Here are a few things to try this Halloween:
1. Only buy candy that you do not like to not be tempted to eat
2. Eat before going to a party
3. Think about your goals and push past temptation
4. Keep your hands busy at a party; water in one hand, plate of veggies and fruit in other hand
5. Just stay away from the candy all together!
If you are a person who can not stop at 1 or 2 treats, just do not bother at all and stay away! The last thing you want to do is eat 500 calories of Peanut M&M's, not only will you regret it and feel bad, your stomach might regret it later if you know what I mean.....