Halloween is just days away and you know what that means: candy. You buy candy for the kids who trick or treat at your door, but what happens to the leftover candy you don’t hand out? If you are the type of person who has a hard time resisting sweets, this time of year can be hard.
Dr. Shillingford’s office has a good solution to help keep his weight loss surgery patients on track with their post bariatric surgery diets during Halloween. Instead of handing out candy, try other options. Many classrooms are requesting non-candy treats for holidays, so kids have gotten used to seeing all kinds of treats, not just candy. Parents will be happy to have one less sweet in their children’s treat bag. The benefit for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients is that you won’t have leftover candy tempting you to cheat on your low calorie, low carb diet. By eliminating the temptation, you can focus your energy on preparing healthy low calorie meals and exercising along with everything else you have going on in your busy life, like going all out on a great Halloween costume!
If you need ideas for non-candy Halloween ideas, Dr. Shillingford’s staff has a few:
- Small water bottles
- Halloween themed temporary tattoos
- Sugar-free gum
- Mini Play-Doh containers
- Halloween themed pencils
- Plastic spider rings
- Bouncy balls
Dr. Shillingford, MD, PA, is a board certified surgeon specializing in advanced laparoscopic and obesity surgery. Dr. Shillingford’s reputation for excellent surgical skills and comfortable bedside manner attract gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients from all over Florida, including Miami, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Jacksonville. His bariatric weight loss patients receive top notch care during their hospital stay at Northwest Medical Center’s Center for Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, where he serves as Medical Director, and during their follow up care in his Boca Raton office. Dr. Shillingford knows that his weight loss surgery patients face a difficult holiday season beginning with Halloween and offers tips to help them prevent holiday weight gain and focus on weight loss.