Easter is a great time of year – who doesn’t love a four-day weekend? It can be trickier to eat a balanced diet during this time however, as temptation is all around us. Hot cross buns and chocolate Easter eggs are available everywhere we look, and not only that they appear to be sneaking into the shops earlier and earlier each year.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying a few hot cross buns and chocolate eggs this time of year, but read on to discover our top tips for achieving balance over Easter, while still enjoying the holiday with family and friends!
As already mentioned, Easter delights pop up in the shops not too long after Christmas these days. Save the fun for the 2 weeks over Easter to really enjoy! Besides eating hot cross buns in January just isn’t the same! Furthermore, only buy enough Easter treats for the week after Easter so you do not indulge for weeks and weeks.
It is easy to let Easter chocolates displace your regular meals and snacks. I’m sure most of us can relate to having chocolate for breakfast on Easter morning. Try to include a regular breakfast too, something light such as fruit and yoghurt is fine, and think of chocolate treats as sweet extras to your meal!
Keep active on Easter weekend and get out as a family for fun activities outside.
Always remember to sit down and savour your Easter treats. It can be easy during holidays when there is so much chocolate around to pay little attention to what you are actually eating and forget to enjoy! Eating mindfully means you are likely to be satisfied after a smaller portion too.
Stick to a few smaller chocolate eggs so you can keep your portion balanced. It’s a lot easier to eat your way through a chocolate bunny without realizing how much you have eaten.
Follow these tips for a healthy, balanced Easter with no guilt! That’s important!
Share your favourite Easter traditions below! Happy Easter!