Sunday, July 24, 2011

Diet Hacks: Bite Sized Candies

I'm not the slimmest person in the world nor do I care about being the most cut up person either. I haven't been cut since I was around 6 years old and 21 years later I really don't think its in the cards for me. Instead my goals are maintaining my weight and getting stronger to the point where I'm consistently hitting my numbers.

But this doesn't mean that I've gone off the deep end and let myself go. I still eat very healthy and have even figured out ways around overcoming sugar rushes. The best solution I've found is to buy bite sized candies such as Snickers or Yorks. While this may not be good for some who feel like they can eat a whole bag in one sitting, if you have self control it can be a great way to give your self little doses of sugar without scarfing down a whole bar. Really, all we're eating candy bars for is that initial sugar rush. Once you get past the first few bites, you're just spending your time trying to finish and not let food go to waste, because who wants to only get three bites for $1.50. So why not just buy your food in bites!

Pardon the pun, but what makes bite sized candies even sweeter is that they are dirt cheap. After Halloween, candy manufacturers are just praying that someone will buy their product and would lower the price down per bag to $1 or in store terms 10 for $10. We're smart, we know that you don't have to buy more than one to benefit from the savings. Even better is that this $1 is cheaper than any full sized bar you'll find in the check out aisle.

Again, this may not be good for everyone, but for those of you who can put these bags out of site and out of mind, then this can be a great way to get a little sugar rush without being hit with a massive load of calories.

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