With Halloween in the rear view, you can expect to see peanut butter cups, skittles, and candy corn lingering everywhere you turn—around the house, office, car—until the next holiday, which of course brings with it more calories than any other time of year. So what’s a smart but wavering eater to do?
Here’s a secret: The best time to eat Halloween candy is in the two-hour period after exercise. We’re not saying it’s the best choice—far from it—but since your body is busy replenishing carbohydrate stores at this time, if you inhale a traditional treat like candy corn after a hard workout, your body will use the carbs more efficiently to replace lost nutrients and help you recover from exercise, rather than storing it as fat.
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