Halloween is the worst time of the year for people like me who can't just have one or two pieces of candy and stop. Hopefully these tips help conquer the temptation.

I saw these tips on how to not be tempted by candy this Halloween, and I think this is going to be one of those 'do as I say, not as I do' conversations.

Self Magazine has compiled a list of 4 tips on how to enjoy Halloween and not put on a pound. Even though Halloween is all about sweets, these tricks will help you not put on a pound:

  • Stock up on lollipops. Buy bags of yummy but diet friendly candy. You won't disappoint trick-or-treaters, and you'll save yourself calories with festive favorites such as lollipops and Blow Pops.
  • Rock a cute costume. "Wearing a body conscious outfit will remind you not to indulge," says Patrica Bannan, R.D., author of Eat Right When Time is Tight (NorLightsPress). Not dressing up? Get a pre-party blowout. When you feel good about how you look, it can be easier to stick with healthier options.
  • Eat treat after 4pm. "The worst thing you can do is to have candy in the morning, because you'll crave it all day," says Heather Bauer, R.D. author of The Wall Street Diet (Hyperion). After a sweet spike, blood sugar plummets, triggering your body to seek out more sugar. Plus, if you wait, picked over goodies in the break room will look less tempting.
  • Be candy free November 1. Instead of tossing leftovers and feeling guilty, or bingeing and feeling guiltier, donate them. Ship sweets to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit that sends packages to overseas military personnel.

[via: Self.com]