Healthy Post-Halloween Tips with Martha McKittrick

Even though the ghouls and goblins have disappeared, don’t let leftover Halloween candy and naughty treats haunt you. If your sweet tooth keeps souring your diet goals, don’t fear, nutritionist Martha McKittrick shows how to exercise those demons away for good. Tip: Most snack-size candies are 70-80 calories each Tip: Sugar causes blood sugar to rise, which triggers appetite Tip: Two pieces (160 calories) requires 40 minutes of speed walking Tip: Four candies (over 300 calories) = spin class or high-impact workout Tip: Give out healthy Halloween treats like raisin boxes or apples Trick: Limit your candy snacks to 100-150 calories a day Trick: To stick to just two a day, get rid of extra candy Trick: If you love chocolate, buy gummy bears instead Technique: Do account for extra candy calorie consumption and exercise it off Technique: Buy candy you dislike so you will be less tempted to indulge A quick, healthy salad to fill up before chowing down on candy would be: Black Bean and Corn Salad by Divya Gugnani Makes 3 servings INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 3/4 cup frozen corn kernels 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 plum tomato, chopped 3 green onions, thinly sliced PREPARATION: 1. Place lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper in a plastic container. Cover the container with