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.

Best Sugar Free Hard Candy For Diabetics

sugar free candy for diabetics

One of the nice side effects of following a low carb diet is that your cravings for sweets go away. And this is really a good thing if you need to avoid sugar for health reasons.

I made a decision to give up sugar for my health and overall happiness. Once I gave up sugar, I lost weight and I feel like I have gotten my life back.

I love this keto lifestyle, but with it being a lifestyle, the thought of never having candy or sweets sounds awfully restrictive. I mean would you want to go through the rest of your life and never have something sweet? I certainly wouldn’t. So I think having a treat once in a while is perfectly okay.

But if you are a diabetic or are severely overweight, you may want to totally eliminate sweets until you are off of your medications and healthier.

Safe for Diabetics

The good thing is there are some sugar-free hard candies out there that don’t include sugar in its ingredients and therefore it shouldn’t raise your blood sugar. But actually, you have to be careful about what you are eating because most artificial sugars are full of fake food and even chemicals. And they can do more harm than good. Personally, I stay far away from candies that use, Aspartame, Saccharin, and Sucralose.

Instead, I suggest candy that only uses natural sweeteners like monk fruit, stevia, erythritol as they don’t raise blood sugar at all. And xylitol hard candy is a good option as well because the blood sugar effects are minimal. Actually, when it comes to candy, I would go for hard candy with xylitol as you wouldn’t have the same aftertaste you get with the others.

Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol which comes from birch bark or corn. It tastes sweet and is actually good for you.

Ice Chips Candy

I love Ice Chips Candy because they only use Xylitol that comes from birch bark. So I don’t have to worry about Xylitol that has come from genetically modified corn. This is important to me as part of my healthy lifestyle is to avoid GMO whenever possible.

I first heard about Ice Chips on Shark Tank. And I’m so glad I did. Ice Chips were actually created by two grand-moms in a garage!

As Seen on Shark Tank

I love living a low carb lifestyle, but sometimes I just have a sweet tooth and want a hard candy to suck on. Most mints have sugar or are made of other artificial sweeteners which are not good at all.

If you haven’t heard about Ice Chips Candy then I am excited to share it with you now. Ice Chips candy is a keto diet friendly candy that is made with Xylitol. So it will not knock you out of ketosis if you follow a low carb diet and it is the perfect sugar-free candy for diabetics. Ice Chips is good for most diet plans as it is gluten free, carb free and sugar-free candy.

They come in 13 different flavors. I love them all but if I had to chews a favorite it would be the Chocolate Brownie Ice Chips.

I poured some out on my counter so you could get an idea of what they look like. The brownie ones are brown like chocolate but most of the other flavors are clear. They sort of feel like rock candy in your mouth. I love them. They taste amazing, yet don’t contain any sugar.

Benefits of Xylitol and Sugar Candy For Diabetes

These candies contain zero net carbs which are perfect for a low carb, high-fat diet. It doesn’t raise blood sugar which makes it perfect for diabetics because it doesn’t raise insulin levels.

The “GOOD for YOU” Candy

This product is very kid friendly not just because it is good for you but also because kids love the taste! And parents love the fact that they are great for your teeth as they don’t promote tooth decay as other hard candies do. This is why I love these candies.

I also love that they are good for dry mouth. Sometimes I just need something to moisten my mouth and throat. These candies a perfect for any craving. You can satisfy any taste you are looking for. There are sour, sweet, tart, minty. My favorite is the spicy cinnamon flavor.

There is also menthol flavored Ice Chips which are also perfect for colds as it soothes a sore throat and calms a cough. These candies even help with sinus congestion.

Menthol, Eucalyptus and Grapefruit Essential Oils to sooth the throat and sinus

Anyway, I could go on and on about these sugar-free candies. I just love them. If you are curious, I suggest you just check them out for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

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