Feeling Tempted? Go ahead and have some candy ‘butt’ do this first!




Lets be honest, at some point you’re really going to want to cave and eat some candy.  But what if you try making your own dessert and eating that instead? Store bought Popsicles and candies  contain artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners that spike your blood sugar and lead to weight gain. This recipe, on the other hand, is made with organic, Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit. Servings: 6

Here’s what you need…

  • 2 cups organic, vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 orange, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar/raw honey or stevia
  1. Fill the bottom 1/3 of each Popsicle mold with yogurt. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  2. In a high-speed blender, combine the orange, pineapple and agave nectar. Blend on high speed for a full minute.
  3. Fill the remaining space in each mold with the orange mixture. Freeze until solid.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 76 calories, 0 fat, 10mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 3g protein.

We’re also coming down to the last few spots for our 28 day Fit For Fall 2015!

If you’re looking to lose weight, feel great and maybe even lose some weight this Halloween, this is the program for you!
Visit us here Fit For Fall 2015 or email us at info@fitbodysaintlouispark.com!

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind will work some of the time, but it may be that at other times you need a larger scale intervention.

When I’m avoiding a craving I often resort to distraction.

Some of my favorite techniques include

  • calling a friend
  • amusing myself on facebook
  • going for a quick walk/doing a brief burst of exercise
  • drinking water
  • drinking hot tea
  • if I’m truly hungry eating something healthy like Fruit
If you find that the distraction doesn’t work and an hour or hours later you still truly want some Halloween candy then ask yourself if today is the one of the days that you will happily enjoy some- guilt free.

Have you ever noticed that if you don’t see something you think about it less often?

Try keeping your Halloween candy tucked away in a cupboard or drawer. If you know your colleague has some on her desk, avoid her desk. If you’re able to, get a family member to find a safe space for the candy. (And promise you won’t go hunting for it.)

To help abstain from indulging in candy keep the candy out of sight. If you really are hungry reach for something healthy-

your body will thank you.


If you cut out just two snack size candy bars during the 30 Days of Candy (the month surrounding Halloween where candy is available just about everywhere you turn) you would save yourself anywhere from 1-2lbs of body fat! 

The average snack sized candy bar is anywhere from 85 to 100 calories.  This means that just two “fun” treats once a day for only twenty days could result in a 1 pound body fat gain.

Is the candy worth the weight gain?  You decide.

My guess though-if you are reading this page- is that you are interested in looking and feeling your best.  If that is the case, why not seek out a healthier alternative as often as possible?



“Fun” Facts about Halloween Favorites 

Snickers Snack Size: 72 calories, 4 grams of fat

Twizzlers: 133 calories and 1 gram of fat for 4 teeny-tiny pieces

Butterfinger Snack Size: 100 calories and 4 grams of fat

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup: 80 calories and 4.5 grams of fat

Milky Way Snack Size: 77 calories and 3 grams of fat

Decide, then do…


No need to say “no” to Halloween, instead say “no” to over consumption.


Decide what you want to do (eat the candy, don’t eat the candy…) and then stick to it!
You are in control.

When you do decide to indulge savor your selection. Chew it thoroughly and slowly and enjoy it…



Savor your treat.

Enjoy the moment.

Eat mindfully and without guilt or regret. If you think you might regret eating something, consider that beforehand.
And remove guilt from your mind altogether – you make the choices of what you eat. Log it. Own it. Move along.



Artificial Colors, Preservatives, High Fructose Corn Syrup…Oh My!

Not to mention that the serving sizes can be tricky. Just check your favorite chocolate bar; oftentimes the serving size is 2!
Why not try fruit instead?



Pairing a healthy diet with an active lifestyle will help curb sugar cravings too!
Why not join us this October for Fit For Fall! 28 days of fat-burning, muscle-building, positive-habit workouts!

Fit For Fall 2015! Save your spot TODAY!

To nibble or not…that is the question.

If you are like most Americans, you have access to Halloween Candy starting in early October all the way to mid-November. If you have iron will like my client Jenny then perhaps the candy is tucked away “out of site” and consequently “out of mind” and you haven’t eaten any of it.  But if  you are like some of my other clients, then you know where the candy supply is and it whispers or even calls to you asking to be eaten…even when you don’t really want any.

It occurred to us at MPower Fitness Boot Camp Saint Louis Park that perhaps we would do well to simply acknowledge the fact that many of you will be battling the curse of candy this month and to help out we have created this series of posts called “30 Days of Candy”.

Our intention is to help you find the necessary motivation to resist nibbling when you want to and to have peace of mind when you do decide to enjoy a morsel or two.  Because lets be honest, very few of us will actually want to go through the entire month without any Halloween candy.  After all, what fun would that be?





Just for fun, why not print out your own NO Candy Pledge?

Or reach out to your coach for extra accountability this month if you’re finding it hard to steer clear of the sweets.
Just 30 days out of 365. You can do it!

And as we’re stepping into October, we’re excited to announce our upcoming program Fit For Fall 2015!

Fit For Fall 2015

Click the link above for more information or email us at info@fitbodysaintlouispark.com!

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I am in business to help people lose body fat and become fitter- you know that. That’s why you are with us.

I love to help people reach their goals, but every now and then I develop little pet peeves.

Right now the one thing that drives me bananas, is when people come to me for help and declare their goals, but then defend their current actions. I am not here to attack or criticize anyone’s current diet/lifestyle choices. I am simply here to assist people with their fitness and fat loss goals. In order to do that, I have to- from time to time- point out how certain habits are unproductive for goals like fat loss and improved fitness.

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