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?
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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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