Sky Fitness Members work hard to stay fit, eat healthy and be committed to living their best life possible. And yet, here we are just two weeks away from Halloween and every store has bags and bags of sugary treats throughout the store, especially near the checkout. While most days, we have learned to ignore their presence, who hasn’t gotten tempted, waiting for the kids to go to sleep on Halloween night and race to raid their treat bags?
Curb your sugar cravings with these 5 foolproof tips for Halloween:
Stay Hydrated – Thirst and dehydration make you feel hungry, and often kick up food craving. Drinking throughout the day helps the body stay hydrated and controls hunger. Adding a little lemon, strawberries or cucumbers to your water does help switch it up.
*Recommendation: Drink about half your bodyweight (lbs) in ounces of water daily.
Eat often – Set reminders on your phone to stop and eat small meals every 3 hours. Filling up your grocery cart with dietary fiber such as raw vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts will keep you feeling full and satisfied. A few easy grab-n-go options are yogurt, carrots with hummus, frozen grapes, pistachios. Our nutritionist, Kim Seiden, is available by appointment to help you customize a plan to help you stay on track and even lose weight!
Regular Rest – Yes, sticking to our normal sleep routine is so important. Staying consistent with what time we go to bed and wake up everyday reinforces our sleep-wake cycle. When we get quality sleep, we are relaxed, emotions are grounded, and able to resist holiday treats that we do not want to eat.
Meditation – Extremely powerful tool to help manage stress, anxiety and impulsivity. Download one of the free mediation apps and strengthen your coping skills for as little as 10-15 minutes a day. When human being are focused, breathing and refreshed, we treat ourselves with kindness and nourish our bodies with healthy food choices.
While it is cute to see the children running around in their costumes, we will be running around the track, strengthening our lungs swimming, moving strong in one of the many MOSSA group classes or working with our Sky certified personal fitness trainers! We are stronger than the memories of our childhood Halloweens. Life can be sweet without refined sugar!