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Top 5 Tips to Avoid the Big, Fat Halloween Weight Gain
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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 ­ managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, ...
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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 ­ managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, including www.todaysmama.com, www.rolemommy.com and www.newjerseymomsblog.com and is an official blogger for Lifetime Television's hit show, \x34The Balancing Act.\x34 She also does stand-up comedy and has appeared at venues including The Comic Strip Live in NYC and The Erma Bombeck Workshop in Dayton, Ohio. Before she became a columnist, Beckerman was a writer and producer in the television industry for 10 years, managing the advertising & promotion department at WCBS-TV New York. Tracy is married to a very understanding guy. They have two children and live in New Jersey where she writes, does battle with woodchucks and avoids, at all costs, driving a minivan.
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There were many years when we would spend the whole month of October, and sometimes, even some of September, planning out my kids’ costumes for Halloween.


1382345_10153437737705354_2050774568_nThe problem was there were way too many costume choices, and the stores started promoting the holiday way too early.
This has had the combined effect of -

a) working my kids up into a month-long, pre-halloween costume frenzy, and

b) almost making my head explode.
By the time they finally chose their costumes, I was typically so overwrought from the experience, that I would have polished off three bags of bite-sized Halloween candy three weeks before the big night.
Fortunately, as my kids got older, they were less concerned with what they would wear for Halloween, ultimately throwing on one of the dog’s old costumes the night before they went trick or treating.
While this should have been good news for me, it presented something of a problem: I no longer had an excuse for eating all that Halloween candy.

Yes, it’s true… I used pre-halloween stress as a rationale for pigging out on fun-sized candy bars.

Some women blame weight gain on pregnancy. I blame mine on Halloween.
Clearly I couldn’t let my kids take the fall for all the poundage. Someone had to buy all that candy three to four weeks before Halloween arrived and leave it around the house… and it wasn’t the Candy Corn fairy.


The problem with pigging out on Halloween candy, of course, is that it starts a chocolate cycle that can last right through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Before you know it, you’re up 10 pounds and looking through a rack of muumuus for the beach yet again.


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