It’s not easy to avoid Halloween candy (or any candy for that matter), but it’s especially important when you’re living with type 2 diabetes or even just trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Read on for recommendations for candy and treats for people who have type 2 diabetes and how likely I think they’ll work as a health-conscious substitute for candy.
Tips for avoiding Halloween and seasonal candy for type 2 diabetics
Fake it with Fruit
Substitute fruit snacks or freeze-dried fruit for candy. They’ll give you the same sweetness and offer better nutritional value than candy. A type 2 diabetic’s best bet? Choosing real fruit, though I know this is not the same as candy, and I personally don’t see it as a substitute.
Exercise Self-Control (as much as possible)
Honestly, this has never worked for me, but it’s effective for those who can do it. For whatever reason, as soon as I become aware that the candy is in the house, I’m preoccupied with it, and I’m constantly going back to the stash until it’s gone. According to the American Diabetes Association’s calorie count and carb values for Halloween candies, I can enjoy ONE mini (smaller than fun size) Snickers or 3 Musketeers. Just one. I guess I could have one of each if it’s a really good day and I managed to consume a less-than-normal amount of carb. But two mini size chocolate candies (let alone candy corn – my favorite Halloween candy and also the worst on the list) will do nothing but make me mad
Just Avoid It
I have zero self-control when it comes to candy in front of me, so the best thing for me is not to have it at all. I don’t miss it, and I don’t have to worry about being disciplined and veering from living a healthier lifestyle.
For My Health, This is My Recommendation:
Avoid candy if you’re a type 2 diabetic or living a healthier lifestyle. I’ve decided that it’s just not worth the frustration or the dangerous roller coaster ride if I eat too much of it. I’m simply not going to buy any candy corn or other Halloween candy because I know I won’t eat just a few and stop.
If you have type 2 diabetes, what do you find to be the most effective method to avoid Halloween candy? Leave a comment or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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