Avoiding the Easter Candy Calories! / by PJ Monson

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This weekend, whether you celebrate Good Friday, Passover, or just the Easter Bunny, himself, you might find yourself overwhelmed with the temptation to grab that 50 cent Cadbury Egg by the register as you exit the CVS. Don't get me wrong, I am all about indulging in a little holiday spirit, but let's use our bunny brains to keep making smart choices so we don't bunny hop our way into health goal sabotage. Here are some tips to keep your Easter Candy Cool... Plan Ahead… Leave the Cadbury Egg at CVS when you know you have the big family holiday dinner that night! It is not a "No" but a "Not right now!" Before tackling the kids' Easter baskets, set aside 2 of your favorite candies that you can reward yourself with when the baskets are done. This way you avoid snacking as you create!

Know Your Candy Calories! How much can you eat till you hit 100 CALORIES!

Russell Stover Big Bunny Marshmallow Rabbit = less than half of a 2oz. bunny

Cadbury Creme Egg = 2/3 of 1 egg

Cadbury Caramel Egg = 3/5 of 1 egg (worst than the Cadbury Creme Egg)

Peeps = 3 1/2 Peeps is 98 calories

Cadbury Mini Chocolate Eggs = 6 pieces is 98 calories

Reese's Peanut Butter Egg = 1 piece is 170 calories so a little more than 1/2

Easter M&M's = 25 pieces are 100 calories ( This is my pick! )

If you do find yourself going a little Easter Candy Crazy, spending a little extra time in the gym next week is an eggcellent idea!

Happy Holidays to you and your Family from MyFitMojo! =)