How to Survive Halloween

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Halloween involves just as many treats as tricks. Learn tips to survive this sugar-filled holiday, while still letting your kids (and yourself) have fun.
Air Date: 10/30/13
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Lori Shemek, PhD, CLC
Dr. Lori Shemek, the best-selling author of Fire-Up Your Fat Burn!  (as well as her soon to be released book FatFlammation!) and a leading health expert. Dr. Lori is also the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show Ignite Your Life with Dr. Lori Shemek. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the "Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts" alongside such names as Dr. Oz. Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the "Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts." She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show, Good Morning Texas. She has appeared on numerous top-rated radio talk shows as well as TV,  featured in Ladies Home Journal, Shape Magazine, Woman’s Day Magazine, Health Magazine, I-Village, Yahoo, Livestrong, CNN, Fox News, The Ricki Lake Show – Friends of Ricki and many others. 

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How to Survive Halloween
Halloween typically involves more treats than tricks. That creates a problem, especially with all the sugary snacks your kids end up with. Sugar is very dangerous, even at a young age.

In fact, it's the #1 inflammatory food.

But you can survive this sugar-filled holiday and still keep it fun for your kids (and yourself).

The key is to create a balance.

Ideally, you wouldn’t let your kids have ANY candy. But the chances of that actually happening are very slim. So, instead, make two piles: candy to keep, and candy to pass on. You can always donate the "pass" candy to a local organization or hospital.

You can also take steps to avoid temptation. Make sure you’re nutritionally prepared before you head out trick-or-treating or to a holiday party. In order to balance your blood sugar, you should have a good portion of protein in your system; this will tell your brain that you’re satisfied. Also it's good to have some healthy fat, such as an avocado, as well.

A good rule is: out of sight, out of mind.

If it’s within reach, whether at home or at work, you’ll be more likely to eat it. Also, if you're handing out candy, buy the kinds you don’t like.

Join special guest, Dr. Lori Shemek, as she shares tips like these and more for surviving Halloween.