Fattening Halloween Treat No. 4: Hot Beverages
Lattes look delicious, but they can be lethal to your diet. A medium Starbucks pumpkin spice frappuccino has 400 calories, "more than most people need for breakfast," says Sandon. Dunkin Donuts offers a medium gingerbread latte with 330 calories and 9 grams of fat, and a pumpkin spice latte packing 340 calories and 9 grams of fat. A 13-ounce pumpkin spice latte at Panera weighs in at 410 calories and 10 grams fat.
Sandon warns that beverages don't satisfy hunger, even though they can add plenty of extra calories.
Order your latte without whipped cream, and made with skim milk. Some outlets even offer lite syrup for real calorie savings. Other options: Sprinkle cinnamon on your skinny latte, or try a cup of hot chai tea -- rich with antioxidants and calorie-free, as long as you don't use sweeteners or milk.
Fattening Halloween Treat No. 5: Seasonal Milkshakes and Ice Cream
Ice cream gets a Halloween makeover with the Halloween Popping Candy Milkshake at Steak & Shake, weighing in at 875 calories and 32 grams of fat -- more than a meal's worth of fat and calories. An 8-ounce serving of Cold Stone Creamery pumpkin ice cream has 454 calories and 25 grams of fat.
Not to be outdone, Dairy Queen boasts a large pumpkin pie Blizzard with 1,080 calories and 40 grams fat -- which would take an adult roughly two hours of jogging to burn off.
Forego these fatty treats and enjoy a small portion of simple ice cream without all the add-ins, or try frozen yogurt. You can enjoy a half-cup of any of Edy's slow-churned ice creams for under 150 calories.
"Portion control is how you can have your cake and eat it too," says Gans.
Fattening Halloween Treat No. 6: Popcorn Balls
Popcorn is a whole grain and can be a nutritious snack, but when you add syrup, it becomes a calorie-laden, gooey mess. Instead of popcorn balls, try a 100-calorie snack pack of kettle corn. It's portion controlled and has a little sweetness that will satisfy.