We’ve made it! The first quarter of the year has passed! New years resolutions are now either cemented in practice or are long forgotten. And now we have the next hurdle that is so often made out to be doom and gloom by the fitness industry. Easter! The time filled with chocolate, drinks and time with friends and family.
I’m not going to write a beat down article on how over consumption of chocolate or drinking too much alcohol is bad for you. This is common knowledge and we that if we eat or drink too much that we just might regret it later. Regret that is, of how it’s made us feel several hours later… Most likely kinda gross, bloated and quite possibly a hangover!
No I’m not going to write a piece demonizing these things. What I want you to do is to enjoy yourself! This is a time for celebrating, taking a break and for time with friends and family. What I will do though, is quickly write up some things, that will help if you do want to minimize excess over the Easter holiday.
By all means, enjoy a drink or two, or even three! Just be mindful that drinking your calories is one of the easiest ways to overshoot your daily targets. If you do want to be a bit more conscious, swap out premixed drinks for something like a seltzer or low carb beer etc.
Ensure that you keep up your H2O intake, it will help you to drink less and will help you feel better the next day!
As adults, we know that we can have access to those Easter treats before Easter Sunday... It’s pretty easy to sneak in a few little eggs here and there in the days leading up to Sunday. These little snack sized portions definitely add up in calories and will be compounded by the extra hit that will most likely come on Sunday. Try to stave off the temptation till Sunday.
Go for a walk with the family, or a hike, a swim or backyard cricket. Anything really! Make use of the waning warmer weather of Autumn before the colder days set in.
This is in no way a comprehensive list. And I didn't want it to be, we’re all adults and can make smarter choices when we want to. The most important thing to do is to enjoy yourselves and spend quality time with your loved ones. If you have been consistent with your health and nutrition goals, a day or two of excess is just going to be a blip on the radar.