7 Tips to take care of yourself during easter holidays
Easter is a season filled with delicious, sweet treats! And while it is such a joyful time of the year, it can also be a hard one. For those working on their fitness, weight loss, or general health goals, it can be a challenge to be surrounded by aisles of chocolates and sweet gifts.
However, restricting yourself from all treats will only leave you frustrated. To avoid this, here are our easy tips for enjoying a healthier Easter weekend:
1. Avoid bulk buying
We know. Sales and deals are tempting. Buying in bulk may seem like good value for money. However, you should avoid bulk buying at all costs. Especially when it comes to Easter treats. The more you buy, the more you eat. Or waste. Avoid eating more or producing waste by purchasing just one or two bags of your favorite sweets.
2. Eat chocolate only at dessert time
Yes, it’s OK to eat chocolate! Rather than restricting yourself completely during Easter, try to stick to eating sweets during dessert time only. This will reduce the amount of chocolate you eat and prevent mindless chocolate snacking. We promise it’s not that hard.
However, if you have a sweet tooth, there are other ways to satisfy your cravings. Instead of reaching for chocolate, keep your fridge stocked with delicious fruits.
3. Celebrate in small doses
Being mindful of your portions is the key to passing the holidays without extra weight. Try to avoid excess by eating like you normally do. Be mindful of foods and beverages that are loaded with calories or that stimulate your appetite. Pay extra attention to what and how much alcohol you consume, as it can increase appetite.
Another trick to control your portions is to serve half of the plate with veggies, a quarter with grains, and a quarter with protein.
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4. Try to switch to dark chocolate
The darker the chocolate, the better. This is because dark chocolate has significantly less sugar and carbs than milk chocolate, as well as more cocoa. Expensive taste in chocolate is also preferable. Generally speaking, the higher the quality of chocolate, the better it is for you.
5. Stay active
Try to balance out the caloric intake during Easter by staying active. Use your days off and try to exercise the major muscle groups in your body. Walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming are good ways to stay fit and rev up your metabolism in the process.
6. Don’t forget your food supplements
During Easter, like any other time of the year, we need to make sure our minds and bodies are in excellent condition. Immunity and energy supplements can ensure the optimal intake of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to maintain a well-functioning nervous and digestive system. A dedicated vitamin complex can strengthen general welfare and ward off stress during this busy period.
Nutritionists agree that morning is best for vitamins. Vitamins tend to do best when taken earlier in the day to stimulate metabolism and brain function.
7. Keep a food diary
As a last resort, you can start keeping a food diary. This will help you keep track of all the sweets you’ve had, keep you in line, and not overeat.
With that in mind, we hope you’ll get through the festive Easter season with calm and joy.
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