Have a healthy relationship with Halloween Candy

Good Things Utah

Fitness expert Steff Iliff was back on the show today with a life changing conversation surrounding our relationship to sweets, particularly Halloween candy at this time of year. She explains our emotional bonds with food and how that tricks us into giving in, but also how to have a plan to help us succeed over the holiday weekend, with some fun workouts to do with the whole family for the candy you choose!

Trick or Treat 

Trick = mindset + self love trick / treat = workout for candy 

Trick= ask yourself is this a real craving or false craving 

False cravings = emotional craving 

Example: wanting to be able to “fit in” so you eat the candy, wanting to have the experience of eating the caramel apple it reminds you of childhood, you feel tired from all the Halloween activities, so you want energy and eat the candy.

Real craving – what is it that you really want to eat – salt, crunchy, sweet etc… tune into you 

Treat= workout 

Trick= be prepared and have a plan examole: I will have chili and salad + 5 candies 

Create a limit and a goal for yourself + don’t punish yourself after punishment = shame + negative self talk 

Treat= workout 

Trick = swap out candy for protein bars, fruit

Treat= workout 

Trick= know what experience you want to experience & allow yourself to experience it 

Example: I want to be able to present with my kids trick or treating or be present at this halloween party and not be thinking about my body or be in my head about all the candy.  

Asking yourself is this experience helping me be the best version of me or tomorrow will I be disappointed in me? 

Treat= workout 

Trick= bring healthy treats to snack on for the whole family 

Treat= workout 

Follow Steff at @steffiliff

Deena Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares is a Utah native, but lived in NYC for a few years while attending the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Locally, she has worked as a professional actor for years in both stage and film.

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