What does Halloween candy have in common with ghosts, Sirens, vampires, demons, zombies, and werewolves?
Like ghosts, the remaining treats haunt our homes for days — even weeks — in candy bags, bowls and boxes.
As seductive as Sirens, the treats call to you…wherever you are in the house…enticing you to come near…and you know where they are.
With the power of vampires, they dissolve your resolve not to give in to temptation. “But surely,” you say to yourself, “I can control myself with one teeny, tiny taste of this sweet morsel of sugary delight.”
Ten or 20 pieces later, you feel the candy in your tummy transforming into a rampaging demon, seizing control of your mind and body and turning the candy’s sugar into fat…that ends up around your waistline and on your thighs and backside.
The sugar, swiftly coursing through your veins and brain, turns you into a zombie — a state also known as a “sugar high.”
But as the effects of the sugar high wears off, your zombie self crashes and thrashes in despair. Suddenly, you morph into a keening werewolf, hungrily howling and purposefully prowling for more candy.
And so the sad sugar cycle begins again.
So is the taste of that Snickers® bar, Tootsie Roll®, licorice, or candy corn really worth experiencing the horrible cycle known as sugar addiction?