If you’re a mom, you may feel silly being tempted by Halloween candy. You might tell yourself you shouldn’t indulge in the brightly wrapped goodies, you’ll wreck your diet — you’ll deprive an army of ghoul and goblin trick-or-treaters their due. But the scary nutritional truth is that if you deny yourself even a handful of your favorite sugary morsels, you might turn into a candy-consuming human monster after midnight and eat far more junk than any of us healthy non-zombies should.
Good news is that depending on your age and activity level, you can safely consume 120 empty calories (or more) a day without gaining any weight. Nothing-to-fear candy suggestions after the jump.