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What Would You Do for a Snickers Bar?

October 24th, 2017

Halloween unofficially marks the beginning of the holiday feasting season. And for anyone trying to watch his or her weight, the scariest part of Halloween is not ghosts and goblins but the ever-abundant Halloween candy. Sugar and mostly empty calories is what you get in candy, and the truth is that most of us don’t exercise enough to warrant those extra calories.

“Don’t get sucked into the ‘see food diet’ mentality that makes you want to eat the candy simply because you see it and not because you are hungry,” says Brian Wansink, PhD, a Cornell researcher and author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. “We eat more of visible foods because it causes us to think about it more, and every time you see the candy bowl you have to decide whether … you want a piece of candy or not.

Those cute little fun-size candy bars seem harmless — and they are, if you can limit your consumption. But that’s easier said than done. See the chart below for exercise amounts that can help work off the extra calories if you have consumed…. YOU ate it!!! NOW negate it.