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The Hunt for a Healthy Easter

26 Mar

Easter

 

Just when you thought all the holidays were behind you – and no longer threatening your weight loss – along comes Easter and all its treats lol. Yes, I love my hot cross buns with pickled fish and yummy Easter eggs.  But that doesn’t mean you have to abandon your diet completely. All it takes is a little planning!

 

Watch that basket.  Focus on the meaning and the non-food traditions of Easter, rather than just the meals. Then, once you look at the bigger picture, figure out how to incorporate some of your favourite low-calorie foods into the holiday for a healthy approach to Easter.

Healthy easter

Since you know sweets will be around plan for them. Save calories elsewhere in your day or week for a small splurge. Some chocolate can be good for you! Try buying smaller individually wrapped chocolate eggs and jelly-bean packs. Avoid the giant chocolate bunnies, no matter how cute they are hahaha.

Wrapped choccies

Don’t sit down to dinner on an empty stomach. You’ll be more likely to overeat. Have a glass of water before meals and try snacking on those colourful hard-boiled eggs – one large egg is approximately 76 calories!

water

Be active. Go for a walk before church or co-ordinate an Easter egg hunt.

Easter egg hunt

Be smart. Ask the Easter bunny for some nonfood rewards, such as individual sized puddings, protein bars or dried fruit.

Dried_Fruit

Have a blessed Easter weekend!! Remember the reason for the season…and food will not become the focus.

Easter cross

 

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4 Responses to “The Hunt for a Healthy Easter”

  1. Bro March 27, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    These are really good ideas. I hope people adopt those suggestions. Very valuable for every occasion actually.

  2. nataliegermishuys March 27, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Thank you xx

  3. Hildegard March 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Excellent ideas. Thank you.

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