How to Avoid Halloween Candy This Year

How to avoid halloween candyMany people who follow a low carb diet find the holidays extremely difficult or they worry that they will be difficult. But this Halloween night can be just like any other night. You may surprise yourself and make it through the entire night without even a small taste of candy. I haven’t had Halloween Candy in 4 years. And I don’t plan on having any this year.

My goal with this post is to give you some of my best strategies to avoid the sweets.

How to avoid Halloween Candy? Don’t Be Tricked into Eating the Treats.

Simply Don’t Buy Halloween Candy: 

This is a simple strategy because if you don’t have the candy in the house, you won’t be tempted in the first place. I suggest don’t stop by the store so you are not tempted to buy it. On Halloween night, turn off the porch light and don’t pass out candy.

Pass out Toys

However, if you have kids or you know that you will have lots of Trick or Treaters, then I suggest buying a candy that you hate and think is disgusting.

Or better yet, don’t buy candy for Halloween. Instead, buy some inexpensive toys or party favors to give away. There are all sorts of things you can pass out at the door.

A few things that come to mind are bouncy balls, stickers, pencils, rings. Amazon has a lot of ideas here. I like This Kissdream bag of party favours. It contains 152 items. I think kids would be delighted to receive a toy rather than candy.

don’t buy Halloween Candy- don’t have it available- don’t pass it out. Simply turn off the lights!

Another option would be to find pass out sugar free candy like these Zollipops. The only thing about this is that if you have a lot of kids coming to the door, it can be expensive.

But at least if you dicide to have a piece of these sugar-free suckers, you wont be eating any sugar and sabotage your way of eating.

But what happens if you avoid buying the candy and passing it out but your kids come home with bags full of the sweet stuff? How do you risist sneaking into their bag of goodies?

Many people find that having a sugar-free candy alternative available helps with cravings. My two suggestions are Lily’s Chocolate as these adult chocolates taste amazing but are sugar free.

The other suggestion would be ice chips candy. Ice chips candy are a hard mints that comes in a variety of flavors. They are sugar free and a favorite for type 2 diabetics as they don’t raise insulin.

Be strong! You got this. Halloween will be here and gone before you know it and you will be very proud of yourself for handling it without caving.

Be sure to leave a message and let me know what your strategy is for how to avoid Halloween Candy this year.

What is the Best Low Carb Chocolate?

best low carb chocolateOne the the hardest things for me to give up when I changed my way of eating was chocolate. I mean I was literally addicted to Hershey Kisses. I would totally go through a bag a week.

Fortunately after following a low carbohydrate lifestyle, my cravings for chocolate went away for the most part. You see, sugar is very addictive and it triggers cravings. But once you have eliminated most processed sugar from your diet, the cravings diminish. Which makes it easier to say NO to chocolate.

But once in a while, a piece of chocolate would be nice. I often enjoy a small piece of dark chocolate after dinner.

The good news, chocolate is full of antioxidants. So it is actually very good for you and a good addition to your diet. The best chocolate for people is 70% or higher cocoa content. This is better for those who follow a Keto or Paleo lifestyle as well, because those chocolates typically contain less sugar. I prefer 86% or higher. It is very rich and a bit bitter at first, but you get used to it.

I like the Lindt Excellence Bar, 90% Cocoa Supreme Dark Chocolate as to me, it tastes really smooth and satisfying. And to me it isn’t bitter at all. I find one block is enough to satisfy me. If you are used to sugary chocolate, than this low carb dark chocolate may take some getting used to. But I find it really rich and I don’t miss the sugar at all.

But if you are really missing chocolate and the dark chocolate isn’t doing it for you, Then I suggest you try LILY’S Chocolate.  This chocolate is perfect for those who miss the sweet taste of sugar. It is 100% sugar free and tastes amazing! They are sweetened with Stevia so there is no worries about artificial sweeteners either. Lily’s Bars are naturally non GMO which is important to me. These bars come in 4 different flavors: original chocolate, Almond, crispy rice, coconut, creamy milk and my favorite is salted almond milk.

If you like to use chocolate for your baking then Lily’s also has Dark Chocolate chips make especially for baking all of your low carb treats. I like that Amazon ships these products in cold packs so there isn’t an issue with melted chocolate. It arrives fresh and yummy!


Hopefully I gave you a few ideas for your chocolate cravings. Have you tried the Lily’s Chocolate? How did you like it? Do you have another sugar free candy that your prefer?