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3 Ways to Avoid Eating Too Much Easter Candy

by Christy Taylor

Self magazine has a list of easy ways to keep yourself from pigging out on Easter candy this weekend.

Here are the top three.

1. Only eat candy you love- Reward yourself with your favorites, and skip the filler. So if you just KIND OF like jelly beans, dont eat any. Theyre empty calories, and theres not much payoff.

2. Avoid candy with Partially Hydrogenated Oil- Its code for trans fat, which raises your bad cholesterol and lowers your good cholesterol. If you havent bought candy yet, check the label before you put it in your cart.

3. Make sure you dont have leftovers- And that doesnt mean you should buy a ton of candy and eat it all. It means buy just ENOUGH candy, and if you DO have some left over, either throw it away or take it to work and share it.

Just to give you an idea of what youre up against, here are a few popular Easter candies, and what they cost you in calories:

One Marshmallow Peep has 32 calories, and a Peep covered in dark chocolate has 55

One Jelly Belly has four calories

One Cadbury Creme Egg has 150 calories, and ten of the MINI versions have 158

One Reeses Peanut Butter Egg has 180

And if you eat an entire Chocolate Bunny , youre looking at around 600 calories . . . if its four ounces and HOLLOW. If its seven ounces of solid milk chocolate, thats easily over 1,000 calories.