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Sugar Induced Coma

WHAT JUST HAPPENED? I found myself sitting on top of the kitchen counter waist deep in candy wrappers. Suddenly, the reality of what I had done came crashing down: I raided my kids ? Halloween candy bags. All three of them. The only remaining treats at the bottom were a smattering of stale lollipops and hard, pink gum; I had single-handedly consumed the rest.

Unbelievable.

Despite being totally determined to not fall off the wagon, occasionally we do. We blow it, BIG TIME, and it is often a struggle to pick up the pieces that used to be our confidence and get back on the track of healthy living.

A few tips for recovering from a major food fall:

1. Stay hydrated. Drink a ton of water to try to flush out the insane amounts of sugar you loaded into your body during your semi out-of-body experience.

2. Eat light. Salads and soups will be a welcomed change. The fiber in these foods will also help your body work through the bucket load of fat and sugar you fed it.

3. Exercise. Just work it out. Sweat it out. More than anything, exercise will help mentally and emotionally as you reset your conviction to focus on your fitness goals.

This upcoming Halloween week is a hard one for us, ladies. Candy is being thrown at us from every direction. Just take a deep breath, be reasonable, and enjoy it. If you find yourself in a sugar induced coma, remember one day of failure is never enough to throw in the whole towel.

Tomorrow is a new day.

Find more fitness and nutrition tips from Mandi at Trainer Momma.

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  • agardner October 25, 2009, 3:32 pm

    Welcome trainermomma! I am so excited to read your column, this is one area in life where I really need help. LOL I did a bit of that halloween bag raiding myself today. How did you know?

  • Alison Moore Smith October 25, 2009, 5:19 pm

    Mandi, welcome to MM. I need you more than anyone, but I’m sure a lot of us will benefit from your expertise.

    Now, isn’t it good to know that there is one thing I’m actually good at in this fitness thing? I have never raided my kids candy pumpkins. Begged and bribed, yes, but never stolen.

    I won’t be eating any candy this Halloween. We had another huge homeschool teen party last night and I didn’t touch a thing. Hope you are proud.

  • trainermomma October 25, 2009, 6:15 pm

    Wow — didn’t touch a thing? Very impressive… I definitely have resorted to outright theft when it comes to Halloween candy.

  • ksjarvis October 25, 2009, 6:27 pm

    Luckily, or unluckily depending on how you look at it, my kids are very generous and give me some of their candy most willing. Thanks for the tips. I’m sure I’ll be using them since we have 4 different Halloween parties that we’ll be going to this week. Yikes!

  • agardner October 25, 2009, 8:59 pm

    In defense of myself, I was raiding the main halloween candy bowl – the ones I’m supposed to hand out in a few days. There should be a law against buying Halloween candy until Halloween day. I bought mine on sale a few weeks ago and have been nibbling at it ever since. I’m sure I’m going to run short and have to go get more. 🙁

  • trainermomma October 26, 2009, 1:24 pm

    The Halloween candy companies just love it when we go through bags of candy before Oct. 31st! That’s why they are out six weeks in advance!

  • Alison Moore Smith October 26, 2009, 11:30 pm

    Hey, Mandi, feel free to pipe in on the Fat thread up there. Your expertise would be appreciated! 🙂

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