Current dietary guidelines recommend keeping sugar intake to less than ten percent of your daily calories so if you are an "average" adult consuming 2000 calories that would mean less than 200 calories from added sweets. One chocolate candy bar can easily provide 200 calories so think about choosing mini or fun size bars to control your intake.
Some tips can make Halloween enjoyable but also healthy.
- Determine how much candy you can eat per day and portion it out into small bags
- Consume healthful foods outlined in Mypyramid.gov before eating sweets
- Slowly chew sweets so that you really savor the flavor
- Keep activity in your routine to help manage the extra calories