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How to Survive Halloween Candy Season

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Sara

    Sorry to be such a nag on your comment wall today…:( found this really cool site that might also help for Halloween:

    A program run by dentists who give left over candy to US Troops abroad.

  2. Julie

    OH no – #7 wouldn’t work for me – I <3 frozen candybars.

    I wonder if we work out at the same gym. Our gym is under major construction, too.
    We're doing P90X at home until construction is over. What a pain.

  3. Carbzilla

    One year I gave out crayons, and last year I gave out ginger chews. It’s so mortifying to my husband that he usually runs out at the last minute and buys chocolate. This year I think we’re going with buying last minute and making him take the leftovers to work.

    OMG – how can you not love Baby Ruths???

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The last thing I need is more candy to like! No Baby Ruths!

  4. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    Well, I do have my weakness for candy corn, which I buy for myself during the season.

    For the kiddies, we get mini bags of pretzels or mini boxes of raisins so I don’t feel bad if those are left over.

    Last year, we had mini goldfish bags and raisenettes and they were a big hit with the kids. Who knew?

  5. kalin

    i froze my extra candy last year. most if it is STILL in the freezer, because i hate frozen candy! it works!
    (i’m debating if i should bust it out for this years trick or treaters or not. i feel like it might be weird by now)

  6. Rae

    One year when I was a kid a house gave out serving-size chocolate milks! Chocloaty and yummy and gave us calcium!

    The owner of that house? A dentist. I don’t think anyone TP’d it…because it was actually a pretty good idea and not too unhealthy!

  7. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    Since i moved out of my house in connecticut, I’ve never had any trick or treaters! I love the idea of handing out something healthy-ish like pretzels or yogurt covered raisins or something that wouldn’t be tragic to have in the house.

    Another idea is to bring any leftovers to work and have your coworkers deal with it. 😉

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