The Scariest Halloween treats
Summer vacations are a distant memory, a chill is in the air, and scary decorations, creepy costumes, and candy-packed grocery aisles are clear signs that Halloween is on the way. Kids spend hours planning the perfect costume to romp the neighborhood in pursuit of a pillowcase full of candy. But many parents dread the season -- not because of the festivities, but because of all the calories from the Halloween treats that are so plentiful this time of year.
Halloween is the beginning of the feasting season, which lasts all through the holidays. If you are like 60% of overweight Americans, you're looking to keep your weight in check or even lose a few pounds -- not blow your diet by mindlessly eating fun-size candy bars.
"One day of splurging on a few small candy bars won't hurt most kids or adults, but unfortunately there is so much candy that the indulgence goes on for days, even weeks, and that can spell dietary disaster," says Marilyn Tanner-Blasiar, MHS, RD, a pediatric dietitian at the Washington University School of Medicine. Read the rest of the article here