Hear that distant scream? That's not an extra from The Walking Dead or someone watching a scary movie marathon. That's me walking near the candy aisle while at the grocery store. And like me, many of us with a dieter's mentality fear Halloween with the same kind of dread we do a visit to the dentist or (gulp!) getting on the scale after a weekend of gastronomical debauchery.
But fear not! All Hallows Eve actually has no power over us or our waistlines... Unless we give it said power. And for the record, this is the year we're taking back Halloween and making it more treat than trick.