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What’s Your Halloween Plan?



What’s Your Halloween Plan?  

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  1. 1. How do you approach Halloween and the candy that comes with it?

    • Allow yourself a single piece of candy because you look forward to it for weeks.
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    • Forbid yourself any candy because you know you can’t stop at one piece.
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    • Take charge of the decorations and costumes so you don’t have time to go for the candy.
      1
    • Buy erasers, magnets, and other non-candy goodies instead of candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters.
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    • Give in. It’s only one night, and you want to enjoy it and fit in with your friends. Other. Explain in the conversation below!
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    • Don't worry about it. Since weight loss surgery, you haven't been tempted by candy.
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Halloween’s a scary time for weight loss surgery patients, and not just because of the witches and goblins in your neighborhood. The calories and sugar in Halloween candy can interfere with weight loss and give you dumping syndrome. How do you approach Halloween and the candy that comes with it?

  • Allow yourself a single piece of candy because you look forward to it for weeks.
  • Forbid yourself any candy because you know you can’t stop at one piece.
  • Take charge of the decorations and costumes so you don’t have time to go for the candy.
  • Buy erasers, magnets, and other non-candy goodies instead of candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters.
  • Give in. It’s only one night, and you want to enjoy it and fit in with your friends. Other. Explain in the conversation below!
  • Don't worry about it. Since weight loss surgery, you haven't been tempted by candy.

Mark your answer and then discuss it in the conversation below. We want to know how you handle Halloween!

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I have to be really careful because it gives me horrible embarrassing gas. That keeps me from overdoing it.

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Halloween isn't scary for me. I managed my diabetes for over a decade by avoiding sweets (and other simple carbs). Now it's a habit. I do allow myself sugar free treats, though.

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I'm going to work late that night so I won't be home to give out candy. Since I won't be giving out candy, I won't need to buy candy and bring it into my house. Problem solved.

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well, its my 30th wedding anniversary so i wont be (thinking of candy) LOL

but to me, candy doesnt do much

i eat some when/if i want it

3500 calories is a pound (ate or drank)

if one takes in more calories than ones burns off

they are going to gain (candy or slice cheese or steak or mcdonalds sweet tea etc)

i say have a couple and move on and BOO

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It's garbage. Why would I put it in my body? I don't have a plan as any kind of processed, fake, no valuable nutrition foods are simply not a part of my food choices. I can barely make my grams of Protein and Water as itvis. Interestingly though, my children used to go trick a treating and enjoyed getting all that candy, but rarely ate much of it. After a few days I would take it to my job and within mins it would be all gone.

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@finediva. Correction. * as it is*

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candy isn't a draw and wasn't even before WLS. Going to a party however. I'll need a plan for the food and drink.

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I've been REALLY good for the past 5 1/2 months but I have been craving my fave candy bar which is Kit Kat but I KNOW I can only have a little bar (1/4 of the candy) and that's it. Looking forward to that treat. :)

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We keep dark chocolate in the house and it astounding to me that I'm able to ignore it or, if I want some, have a small piece. The dimmed appetite is an amazing thing. As for Halloween, we live too far in the boonies for trick-or-treaters so I haven't been confronted with that for a while. I hate the commercialism and all the crappy candy. The high fructose corn Syrup and sugar industries sure love Halloween. They tell us to buy more more more and we do. Kids can't pay attention in school but hey, they've got a big bag of candy under the bed.

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My mom number 2.5 kept what i called "the bucket of sin" fyi a pupkin full of chocolate in the house ????. But other than that im just gonna kick back relaxed and trick the treaters ???? lol.

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I'm planning to have one or two fun size candy bars from my son's bag and move on. It's not going to kill me and I don't feel bad about it.

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Just not tempted. Like others here I have great alternatives.

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