Yes Easter is about celebrating and indulging in many things sweet and while it is very easy to go overboard with the yummy stuff, balance is the key. There are a few tips and tricks that can help you stay on board (somewhat) with your nutrition plan, whilst still enjoying all the perks of the Easter holiday’s. Yes this does mean that you can have your cadbury easter eggs, but these tips will help you from completely falling off your nutrition plan. Remember the word ‘moderation’. This is hard I know because modern day chocolate is literally engineered to make you want more and more. We live in a capitalist world driven by the profit motive. So keep this in mind when you start the indulgences, as the game is stacked in their favour. It is certainly a viable alternative to by-pass it completely….. Just saying. But yes I know, we live in the real world too!
Tip 1: Breakfast of Champions!
Start your days with a wholesome breaky as you may not be able to control what goes on the table for lunch! This could be something such as a green smoothie, filled with loads of nutrients and fibre.
Tip 2: Water, water, water!
Drink plenty of water during the day. If you find it difficult to drink lots of water, try adding a wedge of lemon or a couple slices of fruit…..or even cucumber.
Tip 3: Eat plenty of veggies!
Before you dive into the Easter goodness, fill up on lots of vegetables as they are full of fibre and therefore….we hope….you will be less inclined to overindulge in the bad stuff.
Tip 4: Serving sizes!
Just because it is the Easter break, its no reason for you to forget serving sizes. Fill half your plate with veggie, a quarter with red or white meat and the other quarter with grains.
Tip 5: Enjoy the yummy stuff!
Now after you have filled up with all the nutritious foods, it’s time to enjoy the not so good stuff. It is very easy to inhale lots of chocolate or maybe a few hot cross buns, but slow down and take your time. Savour the flavour and really enjoy it. Try leave the chocolate or candy for dessert.
Tip 6: Exercise!
Try to get the body moving everyday over the Easter break. There will definitely be extra calories consumed over Easter, so trying to counterbalance those extra few….maybe more, is a great way to keep on track with your goals.
Remember balance is key!