How To Avoid Ruining Your Health Kick Over Easter

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The Easter Bunny and his treats can sabotage all of us. 
Don’t worry, you are not alone!  Those sweet, cinnamon smelling buns and naughty, gold foiled chocolate eggs can be the end to our bloat-free belly in a matter of minutes. It is nice to treat ourselves sometimes, but we want to avoid feeling sick, lethargic and bloated. This is why you need to be equipped with my “binge beating” tools! 

  • Eat Breakfast

  • One of the most important things to do in order to avoid an overload of chocolate, hot cross bun, and sugar attacks is to eat breakfast in the morning, and one that is full of protein. This can help to keep you feeling satisfied and curb those sugar cravings during the Easter silly season. Some examples of a protein-full breakfast include:

    1. Poached eggs with rye bread
    2. Mixed seeds with greek yoghurt
    3. Fruit smoothie with protein powder

    Eat Regularly
    Waiting too long between meals may set you up to lose your willpower and give into sugary, fatty foods. Try eating every three hours (so you are eating five to six smaller meals a day) as this this can help prevent the ups and downs in your blood sugar levels. Some examples of “smaller meals” include:
    • Rice cakes with turkey, chicken or/tuna and avocado
    • Apple and one tablespoon of raw peanut butter
    • Small handful of almonds and a coffee
    • Vegetable sticks and homemade hummus
    • Brown rice and tuna
    Drink Plenty of Fluid

    Did you know that your brain can actually confuse dehydration with hunger? So it is important that you drink fluids regularly throughout the day to avoid going overboard with sweet treats, or just food in general. It is recommended that you try and drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Try adding your favourite fruit to a jug of ice cold water and keep refilling your glass throughout the day for a delicious alternative. If adding fruit to water doesn’t float your boat, try drinking herbal teas. Teas that taste amazing, and can also help settle the stomach include:

    • Peppermint Tea
    • Green Tea
    • Ginger Tea
    • Basil Tea
    • Chamomile Tea

    Spice and Sweeten Up Your Meals the Healthy Way
    Spice up your meals by adding a few sprinkles of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. These spices can provide natural sweetness to your food and potentially reduce chocolate or hot cross bun cravings. You can also try adding coconut oil to your smoothies, soups and stir-fries. The fats in this oil are thought to be able to boost your metabolism, and help beat the binge.

    Now that you are equipped with my “binge beating” tools you can enjoy yourself this Easter, without binging! 

    Stay Clear! XO