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This year’s Easter, we’re stuck at home….with a mountain full of scrumptious Easter eggs.

With all this Easter deliciousness going on around you it would be pretty hard not to get caught up in the deliciously naughty side of Easter.

I’m not sure how your cupboards are all looking, but mine has died and gone to chocolate/sugar heaven with the shelves stacked with chocolate and sugar treats in all shapes and sizes.

So with a cupboard full of naughty going on, how do you manage to stay on track with your healthy eating and weight loss goals?

I have put together a few of my top tips to staying on track while you’re surrounded by Easter evil and you may be surprised that it doesn’t have to be as hard as you thought.

1. Don’t deprive yourself.

The biggest mistake people make is trying to go cold turkey this time of the year. I find this can only lead to one thing, and that’s a serious binging session. Easter only comes one time a year, so treat yourself – you deserve it!

2. Good things come in small doses.

Make sure while you’re enjoying some tasty treats, you don’t go too crazy and eat too much. You should have just enough to satisfy the craving, but not too much that you’re adding too much sugar and calories to your daily intake. A small handful of eggs/chocolate is a safe amount and shouldn’t do too much damage!

3. Train your way through the evil.

If you’re going to be a little bit naughtier than you usually would and you don’t want to put on weight, then I suggest cranking up the training to help burn away the evil. It’s all a balancing act:

Calories In (food consumed) – Calories Out (energy your body uses) = Energy Balance

This means if you consume more calories, you need to burn more energy to maintain the balance. I know around Easter time I really crank up my cardio to help burn the extra calories I’m consuming.

4. Don’t let Easter treat time drag on for too long.

While It’s a good thing to treat yourself at Easter time, it shouldn’t become your new normal eating habit. Spoil yourself for a few days and then try to wean yourself off the daily chocolate/sugar treats and back to your normal healthy eating plan.

5. Toss Away the excess evil.

In any other year, we would recommend donating all the excess eggs. But with all this Coronavirus business, we’re not sure if this would be such a good idea. Just take a deep breath and toss away the extra chocolate, if you feeling your resolve dissolve.

How are you planning to keep on track this Easter? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Some great tips! I definitely believe everything can be enjoyed in moderation.

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  • I like a small bit of chocolate frequently, so those small eggs are actually handy – one three or four times a week is good.

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  • Harder than ever now we are stuck at home not to keep snacking

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  • I have been in a low sugar diet for the last months and I feel great

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  • I always go by the motto of everything in moderation :)

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  • since national parks were closed off to the public over easter, we bought a rowing machine! to celebrate easter, we decided to drove to a krispy kreme store to try on their hot cross donuts – we set a limit of 2 donuts per day. and got us lamb and pasta from rossini’s cafe for easter lunch. and yes, we didnt forget to use the new rowing machine to burn those calorie-rich foods and wine.

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  • We didn’t get as many choccies this year as previous years as we didn’t do the normal catch up rounds with friends and family so I’m grateful!
    We have a small stash and only have been having a piece a day to make it last longer.

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  • Definitely staying at home means plenty of snacking


    • It sure is a time when sticking to set meal and snack times is important.

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  • Yesterday was unlimited chocolate… I for one felt I’ll by lunch time! What’s left is to be had in small doses (even by me) every day or every other day. Just because it’s Easter doesn’t mean we need to binge to the point of diabetes…. wow pregnancy is really taking a toll on me this time!!! I would never speak like that otherwise!

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  • We always enjoy Easter and we do not go overboard, never any need to throw anything out because we are careful with consumption of all things.

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  • Try to exercise more

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  • Staying home means more snacking. I hope we can fit through the door when self-isolation ends.

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  • Making Easter enjoyable for kids this year is more important than ever – not with more Chocolates, but by giving thanks for what we have and that we are all safe.

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  • I think that the kids should just enjoy their chocolate this year.

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  • toss away chocolate what an evil thing to say lol! – my kids and husband will demolish what his leftover !

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