Kickstart your day properly
We all love an Easter Egg hunt first thing Easter Sunday, however if you can, resist the temptation to get stuck into those choccie eggs! Aim to stick to what you would normally eat for breakfast. You may be busy over the Easter break, a source of protein will help to suppress your appetite, maintain your energy levels, keeping your choccie cravings at bay! Protein options include eggs, yoghurt, ricotta/cottage cheese, milk, nuts, salmon and protein powder.
Easter Eggs: Darker is the healthier option
As we all know, chocolate is a big part of Easter, when indulging over the Easter break the smarter option is to eat good quality, dark chocolate over other types of chocolate. It’s healthier and is a source of antioxidants, choosing chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa is the way to go. The full bodied flavour is satisfying, however at the end of the day all chocolate needs to be eaten in moderation.
Restricting chocolate eating to dessert time, will also help to reduce the amount of chocolate that you eat over the Easter break, helping to minimise chocolate snacking.
Plan for Healthy Meals & Snacks
A tip that will help you to avoid taking part in unhealthy binge eating over the Easter break is to have lots of healthy snacks and options available to choose from. A fun alternative to Easter Eggs is strawberries dipped in chocolate, you can make your own Hot Cross buns from scratch, using whole wheat instead of sugar. Healthy raw chocolate cacao balls are another alternative to Easter eggs.
Fill your pantry with fresh fruit and veggies and include your regular healthy meals as part of your menu. If you do have some choccie eggs try and bypass the chips, dips and other types of party foods that are on offer over the Easter break.
Eating chocolate for dessert will help to reduce the amount of chocolate that you eat, preventing chocolate snacking.
Make some time to exercise
The long weekend gives you more time to exercise, so plan a couple of workouts over the break. If you’re going away with family and/or friends, another way to sneak in some exercise is to suggest some outdoor activities as part of your daily routine. This can include things such as hiking with the kids, backyard cricket, soccer and footy. Giving everyone the chance to burn off those Easter calories!
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