LIFE: 3 Ways To Avoid Easter Candy Overload

March 26, 2013

No Easter Candy Overload

(image: Martha Stewart)

I don’t know about you, but it’s very hard for me to not overload on Easter candy on the big day! Here are three ways to avoid overdosing on those irresistible sweets.

1. Buy Candy You Don’t Like
If you have to buy candy for the little ones, here is a tip to avoid indulging in the leftovers! Buy a few pieces of candy, you like and treat yourself, but spend the rest of your dough on candy you don’t like. My personal least favorite are Peeps! Children pretty much like any sugary treats, so they will be happy no matter what. (Although don’t forget about the healthier options for your children’s Easter baskets we shared a couple of days ago).

2. Give Leftover Candy Away
If unhealthy food is in my house, I am tempted to eat it. The same goes for Easter candy. Send that leftover candy away with guests as quickly as you can to get it out of your site and out of your mind. If you can’t convince your guests to snag it, bring it to work or drop it off at your local homeless shelter! 

3. Avoid the Worst Offenders List
Worst Calorie Offenders:
Cadbury Cream Eggs – 140 calories
Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs – 180 calories

Worst Sugar Offenders:
Jelly Belly Assorted jelly beans (35) – 28 g sugar
(Small) Cadbury Chocolate Eggs (12) – 26 g sugar

Worst Fat Offenders:
Nestle’s Crunch Solid Chocolate Easter Bunny – 36.2 g of fat
Reese’s Reester Bunny – 42 g of fat

The Worst Easter Candy:
Hershey’s Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg
This hollow egg is a tricky one–just the shell hides a shocking 570 calories. Eat the four Hershey’s kisses inside and you’ll hit 660 calories and 41 grams of fat. Leave this egg and it’s diet-destroying agenda out of your basket and scramble up a plate of healthy, real eggs, instead!

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