Dealing With Post Easter Cravings
The four day Easter weekend is to be fully enjoyed, but can often leave you on the back foot when you return to normality.
Rich dishes, 3 course menus, excess chocolate, children’s leftovers; it doesn’t matter what you over indulged in, getting back on track in the main focus. There are a number of things you can do throughout the Easter celebrations that will make life easier for you on your return to your usual healthy routine.
- Put a time limit on your treats. This means that you have given yourself a start and an end point; this will focus the time that you can enjoy yourself without guilt.
- Don’t purchase excess amounts of chocolate, alcohol, or any other food weaknesses. Buy enough to enjoy, but not so much that you will forcing it down to get rid of it, or having leftovers for the week ahead when you want to concentrate on getting back on the straight and narrow.
- Keep your healthy habits throughout the Easter weekend. By maintaining 3 healthy main meals and a couple of healthy and filling snacks, this will limit the amount you want to indulge in other foods and drinks.
- Prepare your healthy meals and snacks ahead of time for the week after Easter. Whether that means meal prepping and popping in the freezer or having a shopping list to hand on Monday, whatever will make it easier for you to return to normality.
- Donate any leftovers to a food bank. Unopened food can be donated to food banks at your local supermarket, or if you have opened and perishable items, they could be given to your visiting family or neighbours.
If you follow these tips the result will be that you have enjoyed your weekend, had a few indulgences, feel great and are ready to get back on track with your healthy eating.