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Trick or Treat?

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Blogger Biography Bailey Buckingham

 

 

 

 

It’s so easy to get really excited for Halloween, and totally not pay attention to the kind of candy you’re consuming. (Believe me, been there!) To save you from a belly ache and a tip on the scale, I wanted to put together a list of do’s and don’ts for Halloween candy, so that you can have the sweets without regret!

Run Away From….

1. Candy Corn

Don’t let the name fool you. This kind of corn has no nutrients for you. Not only is it full of sugar, but the more you eat it, the more you will crave it.

2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

Yes, I’m sorry, this delicious treat has to go on the run away list. The combination of peanut butter, chocolate and sugar just simply is not good for you. And seriously, who has ever eaten a Reece’s without wanting twenty more!

3. Twizzlers

These ropes of goodness are a common misconception. Everyone thinks because there is no saturated fat that they are okay to eat. However, Twizzlers don’t have any of the good stuff, like protein or fiber. So, pretty much, you’re just eating red ropes of sugar.

bowl of halloween candy corn

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 Stuff You Should Go For…

4. Peanut M&M’s

These are a perfect alternative to Reece’s! Unlike those sugary ropes, these M&M’s have peanuts which is full of protein. And, if you don’t like peanuts, try the pretzel M&M’s! This will be a great sugar fix, and as a bonus you get some nutrients that your body will love!
5. York Peppermint Patty

These are great because they are super low in fat and don’t have near as much sugar as most other candies! You get a little chocolate, and a little mint which solves your sugar dilemma and gives your breath that minty coolness everyone loves!

6. Sugar-Free Lifesavers

These are probably the most obvious, but it’s because you can eat them a lot more than any other candy! Lifesavers are delicious and they have so many flavors that anyone can find something satisfying!

Bag of colorful halloween peanut m&m's candy

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Don’t be tricked this Halloween, be treated. The most important thing about Halloween is to have fun, so set yourself up for success and carry along with you healthy alternative candies and you won’t skip a beat! Happy Halloween, everyone!

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Keep Those Seasonal Pounds Off!

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Megan Lehman Blogger Biography

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The colder months are coming, which usually means so do the extra seasonal pounds. Keeping off weight is almost as stressful as that huge calculus test that you have next week. Staying fit can consume a lot of your time and even money! Well, with a year and a half of college life under my belt, I have developed a few healthy tips and strategies to keep anyone fit, while saving some time and money!

The Gym

Gyms can be VERY expensive. Lucky for you though, almost every college has its own work out center that is offered for free to all its students (well, you DO pay for it in tuition costs – so take advantage of this since you’ve already paid for it). Jump on the treadmill with some notes or a book to study at the same time!

Girl and Guy Working Out at the Gym

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The Crock Pot

Not a big cook because you don’t have much time? Well a crock pot has found a solution to both problems! Take one day out of your week or weekend. Prepare and measure out all the ingredients that you’ll need for meals that you want to plan out for the week, label them, and stick them in the fridge.  Stick the ingredients in the crock pot in the morning while you are getting ready for school, let it cook throughout the day, and prepare to come home to a delicious and nutritious meal! Now that is going to save you some time and save your waistline.

Healthy Crock Pot Cooking in the Kitchen with Vegetables

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Cardio

This is an obvious step, but you would be surprised at how little you may actually think about this during the day. When you pull into the parking lot for your first class, you probably look for the closest spot so you do not have to walk to far right? Well stop! Pick the spot at the very back of the lot! You will get in an extra few minutes of cardio on your walk to the building! Try to avoid short cuts in your walk to and from class. Take the stairs. There are so many ways to grab a few extra minutes of cardio!

Male College Student Climbing Stairs in Dorm

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These are some tips to keep you moving and keep your waistline where it belongs!

You’ll thank me later!

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5 Healthy Foods to Keep in Your Dorm / Apartment

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When you go grocery shopping every few weeks, which foods do you find yourself buying the most of? If it’s chips, sugary cereals, or lunchables, you might want to reconsider where you’re spending your money. They may taste good, but they’re not the best thing to put into your body. Splurge on a treat once a week if you must, but the rest of the time, focus on the “good stuff.”

Take a look at the list below to see five healthy foods that should always be in your dorm room or apartment.

1. Soup

A well-known comfort food. Soup is cheap, takes little effort and time to prepare, and pairs well with grilled cheese sandwiches, a side salad, or even just crackers. Eat it at home, or fill a thermos for when you’re on your way to class.

Hot Bowl of Soup

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2. Greek Yogurt

You may have heard rumors that Greek yogurt tastes bad, but try it for yourself. I recommend Oikos and my personal favorite, Chobani. Greek yogurt can have twice as much protein as regular yogurt, which means you’ll feel fuller and more satisfied longer. It also works in smoothies, desserts, and with fresh fruit mixed in.

Delicious Greek Yogurt and Fruit

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3. Brown Rice

Nowadays, cancer is a huge cause of death, but studies have shown the more fiber you have in your diet, the less risk you have for getting it. Brown rice, oatmeal, and most kinds of beans will help you get this fiber in each day.

Hot Bowl of Brown Rice

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4. Fruit

Switch it up and keep a few bananas, kiwi, pears, pomegranates and/or peaches around. Buy them in bulk or ready-to-eat. It might be more expensive, but at least you’ll reach for it first if it’s already cut up.

Bananas and Peaches, Fruit

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5. Almonds

They reduce bad cholesterol and help you lose weight, what more could we ask for? They’re also a great in-between-classes snack, giving you that extra boost of energy you may need to get through your last class. Also try: walnuts, pecans, or cashews.

Bowl and Bag of Almonds

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Unless you shop when you’re hungry (which is a big universal no-no) it should be easy to shop healthy with a list like this in hand to guide you.

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