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The onset of autumn is enough to make you want to reach for the sofa and your favourite comfort foods. Add to that the simple fact that Halloween, Bonfire night and Christmas are all in quick succession and this time of year suddenly becomes a dieter’s nightmare!

If you are trying to either lose a few pounds or maintain a happy and healthy weight, autumn and winter’s celebrations, and the plummeting temperatures, really can make you feel as though everything is conspiring against you. However, never fear as the team at Vital Health and Wellbeing is here with some top tips on how to stay fit and healthy as Halloween approaches. Let’s take a closer look:

Halloween is that time of year when, try as you may, there is no getting away from the fact that you will be surrounded by sweets and treats. Whether it is at home, in the office, at the shops or at school it is inevitable that there will be a bounty of goodies hanging around. However, remember that there has been a raft of coverage on the health-destroying properties of sugar in the press recently. Even just moderate sugar consumption is now linked to a rise in many serious medical conditions, including certain cancers, stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and obesity. So if ever there has been a time to use fact to support your refusal to join in the sweet eating, then this is it!