Amy Culver - The Queen Of Lean

12/29/12
Holiday stress

12/15/12
Holiday season isn't all just about food

12/01/12
Plan ahead to stay on the right track

11/17/12
Prioritize this Thanksgiving

11/03/12
Choose treats wisely during the holidays

10/20/12
Starting a weightlifting routine

10/06/12
Healthy body has right signs

09/22/12
You need a livable food plan

09/08/12
Tailor your food according to needs

08/25/12
Plan strategies for when life gets hectic

08/11/12
Traveling can challenge eating habits

07/28/12
Parenting your own inner spoiled child

07/14/12
Long-term motives create long-lasting results

06/30/12
Interval training works for anyone

06/16/12
Check ingredients when eating out

06/02/12
Get out of the house for your workout

05/19/12
Lack of sleep may lead to weight gain

05/05/12
Cooking extra saves time and calories

04/21/12
Even small changes can make an impact

04/07/12
Swimming is a good
all-around exercise

03/24/12
Don't let slip-ups destroy your plan

03/10/12
Make your lifestyle and health compatible

02/25/12
A little exercise can yield big results

02/11/12
Food plans can help you eat right

01/28/12
Moderation is weight-loss key

01/14/12
Give your weight-loss plan time

12/31/11
Combat post-holiday blues with activity

12/17/11
Choose holiday calories carefully

12/03/11
Good kitchen tools make life easier

11/19/11
Enjoy feast in moderation

11/05/11
Start planning holiday meals now

10/22/11
Don't buy Halloween candy too early

10/08/11
Theaters offer healthy snacks

09/24/11:
Try to avoid evening snacking

09/10/11:
Tips to stave off hunger pangs

08/27/11:
Stuck?  Reassess your routine

08/13/11:
Avoid peaks and valleys in diet

07/30/11:
Measure size of food portion to help tip scale in your favor

07/16/11:
Learn to love being thin

07/02/11:
Change your lifestyle; don't just diet

06/18/11:
Fruity thoughts to keep fit

06/04/11:
Water can ease cravings

05/21/11:
Working a pool into your exercise routine

05/07/11:
Stay focused, move forward

04/23/11:
Delay caving to craving

04/09/11:
Review of daily plan should include diet & activities

03/26/11:
Holidays are never-ending

03/12/11:
Measuring food is key to weight loss

02/26/11:
Food-logging can help in weight loss

02/12/11:
Find ways to make exercise fun

01/29/11:
Reserve time for your exercise program

01/15/11:
Substitutions for your holiday treats

01/01/11:
Moderation is key to good diet

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Don't buy Halloween candy too early

Halloween is coming. Hopefully, you have not purchased any candy yet. If you have, don't buy any more.

The reason that stores start putting it out there many weeks ahead of time is not to get you in the mood. It is because they know that many people will buy it early, thinking they will be able to cross that one chore off their list.

Having that temptation in the house for many weeks is not a good idea for most of us. The stores know that when you buy the candy far enough ahead, you will end up eating it, and have to return to buy more.

Buy the candy no sooner than the day before, or even better, the day of, Halloween. Buy only candy that you don't like. This doesn't mean you can't still buy popular candy types. For example, I don't like coconut, so anything with coconut in it is safe. This gives me a number of popular choices. Some people don't like sour candies and there are even some people who don't like chocolate.

Save your receipt and open the candy one bag at a time. Any unopened bags can be returned on November 1st. Give any opened candy away or take it to work. I send our leftovers to work with my husband.

If you have kids, they will be leaving their stash at home, which may provide more temptation. As you go through the sorting process, have them choose a limited number to keep. Twenty-five pieces is plenty for any child. That is an amount they can easily keep track of. This will help to keep you accountable by making it hard to sneak any, thinking they'll never notice. Give the rest away.