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Is Candy Your Junk-Food of Choice? 3 Tips to Beat the Challenge - By Gail Kasper

by Gail Kasper, Author, Television Host, Certified Fitness Trainer, and Motivational Speaker


Staying Fit During the Halloween Season


I know how challenging it can be to avoid treats, especially when the season dictates that they take over your home. Here are a few tips to stay in shape.


•Keep the bag sealed: Since most of us are buying bulk, don't plan to open the bag until just before your first guest arrives. Even better, don't buy candy, hand out Special K Snack Bars or Quaker Breakfast Bars.Today, there are also sugar-free snacks including Pumpkin Peeps and AirHeads, or you can opt for Kudos chocolate chip granola bars or Sunkist Fruit Gems.

•Keep fruit and vegetables on hand: If you're going to reach for something, reach for the right stuff. Sometimes you're just looking to snack on something and the only thing around is the junk food. Instead, reach for something healthy and nutritious.

•Drink lots of water: If you are so prompted to eat candy, before you do, fill your stomach with 16 ounces of water. Often, what we interpret as hunger pangs is really thirst.


About Gail Kasper: Mid-1998, Gail Kasper started her business from a small one-bedroom apartment, in the middle of bankruptcy, with no money in the bank. Today, Gail is one of the nation's leading speakers, author, Top 1% Club Mentor, a television host, advice columnist, Certified Fitness Trainer, Ms. Continental America 2008, and the creator of SAD-T™ (Systematic Attitude Development-Technique™). A former Contributing Editor to Success Magazine with the "Ask Gail" column and host of the "Ask Gail" segment on the Comcast morning show, Gail is the author of her self-help autobiography Another Day Without A Cage: My Breakthrough From Self-Imprisonment To Total Empowerment and the self-help parable Unstoppable: 6 Easy Steps To Achieve Your Goals. With national media appearances that include Inside Edition, The Today Show, FOX Business News, and Oprah and Friends, Gail has earned the ranking of an in-demand national media personality who has been the topic of discussion on Regis and Kelly. The current host of the Philadelphia Visitors Channel, she has also made numerous appearances on network affiliates that include ABC, FOX, CW11, Comcast, and CBS, where she co-hosted the Emmy award-winning America's TVJobNetwork.


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