[6 WAYS TO AVOID AN EASTER NUTRI-MELTDOWN]
Our Nutritionist was giving all of our members help in preparation for easter.
It’s easter weekend!!!
As you already know this could potentially turn into a choco-fest if we aren’t careful!!
As a result I wanted to share with you all a few really useful tips to help curb those calorie and sugar peaks in particular, and ensure that this period doesn’t impact on your fantastic results!
>>> TIP 1: SHARING IS CARING! <<<
Some of us have a house full of chocolate right now, stacked as high as the eye can see. Now having an easter egg yourself, and ‘having’ to plough through 10x easter eggs are 2 totally separate things. Keep one or 2 yourself, and share the rest with friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and anybody else that might love an easter treat.
>>> TIP 2: THE CALORIE BANK <<<
At the end of the day, your calories may peak a little no matter what approach you take, but only over a day or 2. Over the course of a WEEK is what matters. Could you add in a couple of hours of walking? Another exercise session or two maybe?? Bank an extra 500-1000 calories and I dare say the vast majority, if not all of the effects of easter will be buffered
>>> TIP 3: MINDFUL VS MINDLESS <<<
Avoid mindless eating at all costs. You’re sat in the room, parents have come round, you’ve been chatting away and laughing for 2 hours on easter Sunday, and guess what… without you even knowing you’ve mindlessly grazed a whole chocolate egg without even knowing. Dinners cooking, and you have picked up a bag of maltesers and ploughed through those too… And you didn’t really even appreciate any of it! Think about every decision you make when it comes to food and drink. You may not track it… but your body tracks every last gram!
>>> TIP 4: QUALITY NOT QUANTITY <<<
There will be offers and deals left right and center… ‘4 FOR 3 ON LARGE EGGS’, ‘BUY 4 GET YOUR 5TH FREE!!’. Do not get hooked on the offers. By one AMAZING egg, one thats hand crafted with a bow on it if you like, gift wrapped, the job lot. It will probably cost similar to the offers, but now you have human sized easter treats that taste incredible!
>>> TIP 5: USE AS A DESSERT <<<
Do you have a desert at the weekends normally?? If so, you could actually swap it out for some easter egg, that way you may not actually consume more than you would normally anyway!!
>>> TIP 6: PRIORITISE PROTEIN AND NUTRIENTS ON EVERY PLATE! <<<
Every meal you have, use this blueprint… Whether you’re out for a meal, or sitting down for Sunday lunch at home, this will ensure you feel fuller, much quicker, and not go overboard on the cals.
1. PROTEIN- A Good quality slab of lean protein on your plate first.
2. NUTRIENTS- Nutrient dense foods should take over almost all of the rest of your plate. Vegetables? Salads and leafy greens??? The choice is yours!
3. THE REST- By this point, you’ll probably be getting close to feeling fuller already, time for a roast potato or two, gravy, or any other food that may not be the best nutritionally speaking.
Now you have a balance in all areas on your meal, you get a bit of everything, but your nutrition still stays tip top!!
Hope this helps you all over the easter period, and have a FANTASTIC time anyone…