Easter doesn’t have to mean you put on weight. You can enjoy easter without stressing out about what you have eaten.
You can say “No” and here is why you should….
All week I have been telling my clients and gym goers that one class probably burns a creme egg or two max. That’s just to stay same weight and thats only based on average person.
We all work at different levels and burn less or more calories in an hour than others doing the same thing.
Was that hour of sweating in the gym really worth the five seconds of satisfaction of chocolate? Just to stay the same weight?
Now think about how much better you will feel next week when you have had a healthy weekend, no chocolate and lost a pound or two?
I know which one would satisfy you more in the long run.
Creme egg = 180 calories
Mini eggs bag = 190kcal
Both of these could mean you are slogging away on a treadmill for 20-30mins
A whole easter egg is a different thing altogether
Medium buttons easter egg = 858 calories
Nearly 2 hours spinning or 85mins on xtrainer or nearly 2 hours all over body weights.
Meaning all your hard work last week is out the window.
Easter doesn’t have to be about the food. It should be about family, friends, enjoying time off work and getting some you time. Don’t spoil your hard efforts this year in a Easter weekend binge.
Think before it goes in your body if you are nourishing your body with the right fuel.
Saying “no” to family members can be hard when they are waving chocolate in front of you. By explaining you are trying to be good and your working hard to feel better about yourself, will hopefully be enough to get them to support you. They will take note you don’t need them trying to misguide you. Most people will just be admiring your will power, and you should be proud of yourself for your achievements. If family are behind you it will make the weekend easier, so explaining you need them on your side should help. Get them to be your support, not the enemy.
You can come out of this weekend a warrior, strong and dedicated or otherwise. It’s your choice, your goals, your body. Treat it kindly, be cruel to be kind and leave the chocolate alone.
Saying no to the chocolate will make you feel stronger and increase your willpower. If you decide to have a little bit just keep active, make sure you don’t skip your workout, go for walks with the family and keep moving.
Be mindful of other easter foods too like hot cross buns, cakes and treats. Check food labels (see my post on food labels for more info) keep sugar intake low, and eat lots of fruit and salad/veg to fill you up
I’m only trying to help so if anyone needs anymore advice or guidance please feel free to contact me.