Buy Candy the Day Before Halloween
If you’re stocking up for trick-or-treaters, minimize the number of days the candy is in your house beforehand. Research shows just looking at food triggers the circuitry in our brains that makes us imagine eating it, says Susan Albers, PsyD, a psychologist and author of the book Eating Mindfully. If you’ve already bought candy, keep it out of sight in the back of your pantry until your doorbell starts ringing. Also, many stores offer steep discounts on candy in the days following Halloween—resist the urge to buy just because it’s on sale!