Halloween is just three weeks away! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but can be pretty stressful on Weight Watchers. Over the years, I've learned the best approach is to pick a candy that I really want, pre-track it, and then stick to that so I don't feel deprived. It's really important that we don't restrict, because restricting can lead to binging or "falling off the wagon." I also like to remind myself that these candies are available whenever I want, so there's no sense in overdoing it just because it's Halloween. But it is a good excuse for a treat!
That all being said, here's a guide to how many SmartPoints some of your favorite candies are on myWW this Halloween.
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Weight Watchers friendly candy
With the rise in popularity of the keto diet (something I'm not super fond of due to how much it has you restrict, but that's a whole other conversation!), there has been a rise in popularity with sugar-free candies in chocolates. If you have a sensitive stomach, beware - a lot of these products contain sugar alcohols, which are known to cause gastrointestinal distress. They don't bother some people, but can be troublesome to others, so if you start to feel kind of gassy after eating any of these, look for anything on the nutritional label ending in -itol. A lot of "diet-friendly" sweets have sugar alcohols like erythritol (the least offensive of the bunch), malitol, sorbitol, and xylitol in them.
If you like gummies...
TrySmart Sweets! Smart Sweets sells a lot of candies that are reminiscent of the bags of candies you can get at a drugstore and touts that they don't use any sugar alcohols. One bag of their Berry Sweet Fish, Peach Rings, Sour Blast Buddies, or Gummy Bears are 3 SmartPoints. You can try them on Amazon.
If you like chocolate...
Try Choc Zero! Choc Zero (available here on Amazon) sells a bunch of different chocolate sweets that are free of any and all sugar alcohols - thank goodness! They sell chocolate squares and peanut butter cups and they use monk fruit as a sweetener instead of anything that could cause you any tummy troubles. I've tried their chocolates and their syrups (1 tbsp is 1 SmartPoint) and absolutely love their products. You'd never know it was a keto-friendly option.
One peanut butter cup is 3 SmartPoints and one of their milk chocolate squares is 2 SmartPoints. One ounce of their keto bark is 5 SmartPoints.
Jessica is a huge Disney, anime, and Star Wars nerd who channeled that love into motivation to lose 75 lbs.