Looking Your Best For Halloween

Halloween

Halloween is only one night a year so we need to make the most of it. If you have never dressed up for Halloween, you are missing out greatly! It is one of the most fun nights of the year to go out into town as you can be whoever you want to be. If you have dressed up before, you know how fun it is and how much work goes into having the right look. But it is all so worth it! Here are some tips to help you look your best.

Take The Time To Pick The Right Costume

Most of the work is spent here. Make sure you plan ahead and if you haven’t already, try buying your costume online. I like to get my costumes on Amazon and I pay around a third of the price of the Halloween stores. Plus on amazon, there are usually plenty of reviews to go off which includes costume quality, visual appearance, and sizing. Make sure you order your costume with plenty of time for it to arrive. I like to order mine at the beginning of October so I have time to return it if it doesn’t fit. Try to pick a costume that fits your personality so you can get into character better or if you don’t like your own personality (it does happen), try go for something really different. Something that will take you out of your shell. Either way, you will love it! Some of the more dedicated Halloween fans make their own costumes. This is also a great idea and you avoid the risk of running into someone with the same costume.

Lose Weight

First of all, let’s try and lose those extra pounds. That is unless you are dressing up as a ‘larger’ character which will actually make your costume look more genuine. Halloween is at the end of summer so we should still have our ‘summer bodies’ but we’re starting to stack on the pounds. Keep the weight off, it is better for our bodies and for our Halloween costumes.

Get Rid Of Those Stretch Marks

Let’s face it, Halloween is a time where we often show a lot of skin. And I’m talking both guys and girls. If we are showing off some of our body parts, let’s get rid of those stretch marks. It will give us plenty more confidence and something nicer for others to look at! Look online for remedies.

There you have it. You should not be all set to look great for next Halloween and have a blast!

Healthy Halloween Treat Options

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We all know that Halloween is a really unhealthy time of the year, but it does not have to be. If people start giving out healthy snacks and more and more people also do it, Halloween can actually be a time of healthy snacks rather than candy!

But what are these healthy snacks and do they actually taste any good? Well we think that they are. Here is our top picks:

Homemade Cookies

Homemade cookies generally taste far better than store bought cookies. With plenty of free recipes online, you can’t really go wrong. Plus most of them are really easy to make which is good news. You can natural and not include all those ingredients that are really bad for you in store bought cookies. Make the portion size small such as a bite size so there is less mess for the kids.

Homemade Bars

Homemade granola or even protein bars can also be a good option. If you do make protein bars, then only add a very small amount of protein into the mix. You can also find many free great recipes online which are really easy to make and taste great. Depending on what you put in these bars, they can actually be really good for you!

Homemade Banana Bread

Everyone loves banana bread, especially homemade banana bread. And it’s really easy to make as you can see here. You could make a large loaf and cut it up into small pieces which makes it last longer and the kids will love it! Make sure you choose a healthy recipe and one without much sugar or other unnecessary ingredients.

We are hoping that the kids will love the snacks you make and come back next year and tell their friends about these delicious (and healthy) Halloween treats.

5 Tips To Scare Away Unhealthy Candy

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Halloween is basically the starting of the Christmas holiday mindset of I can eat what I want and I’ll lose that extra weight in the New Year. But if you’re not careful, you won’t be fitting into your Halloween costume next year with those extra pounds you put on from eating too much candy. So how exactly do we not eat copious amounts of candy that gets thrown in front of our faces? Here are a few suggestions that may make this time of year a little easier for you.

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

Make sure you put these candies in a cupboard you rarely use or in another storage place you never look in. This will allow you to completely forget about the candies until Halloween where hopefully you will give out most of the candies to trick or treaters. Eating lots of candy is a great way to put on weight then you’ll have the monstrous task to lose weight afterwards. If you do have any left overs, try doing the same thing and storing the candy. You will find uses for the candy such as for guests.

Bring The Leftovers To Work For Others To Have

This is a great way to get rid of the left over candy from Halloween and your co-workers will love you. Just make sure that you stay away from the candy jar while you’re at work. Usually by the end of the day the rest of the candy will be finished.

Buy Candy You Don’t Love

When shopping for candy, make sure you have a big meal so you are not hungry at all. Then try buying all the candy that you don’t like. This way you will not be tempted to eat any of the left overs as you won’t enjoy them anyway. For me, Turkish Delight fit this category.

Eat Only A Few Of Your Favorites

If you must buy your favorite candies, try to limit yourself to one candy a day. This way you will get to enjoy your favorite candy but not put on a bunch of weight. But don’t get carried away, if there is a candy that you love but cannot stop at one piece, do not eat it! For me, that would be Ferrero Rochers. If I eat one, I will eat at least a dozen of them and that’s why I stay away from them.