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Eating and Easter

by Isabel Young

Easter can be a tough time on the diet. There’re social events, public holidays and, the big one, chocolate (and lots of it!). It can often be a time of over eating, especially on discretionary foods items such as hot cross buns, easter eggs and other desserts. However, it doesn’t have to be, here are a few tips on how to manage the holiday period while still having a few treats here and there.

Portions


Portions are key to eating most treat foods. Break up large bunnies to last a few days or stick to smaller eggs to prevent overindulging in one sitting.

Eat mindfully


When you go for those pieces of chocolate make sure you really enjoy them. Savour the taste and enjoy the experience, focussing on the texture and flavour rather than the quantity that you eat.

Share


Sharing is caring. Share chocolate with someone else or, spread the love, and give any extra chocolates that you don’t need lying around the house tempting you to other people.

Keep up the exercise


Get up and keep moving over the break to help you maintain fitness and work off that extra chocolate.

Don’t forget the veggies!


Whilst it’s completely fine to eat a bit more chocolate than you normally would, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to eat your veggies. Try to hit 5 serves a day by filling half of your plate with salad of veggies. This will keep up your fibre, vitamin and mineral intake over the long weekend.
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