Wow, the year is going by quickly! It seems as though we’ve just about got over the chocolate hangover of Christmas (and back in to our pre-December jeans!) and Easter is already around the corner. There will be treats. Lots of them. And most of them will be covered in chocolate.
Luckily there are some simple things you can do to ensure that your Easter break isn’t all bad news for your health. Our Stoke on Trent chiropractor has some great tips to help you have your healthiest Easter yet!
1: Have Easter at Easter
The supermarkets make it incredibly tempting to start eating those delicious looking Easter eggs before Easter arrives, but try to hold off until the holidays start. The easiest way to do this is simply not to buy any Easter treats until the very last minute. Make a promise to yourself that you won’t eat any Easter treats until Easter Sunday, and then you can enjoy a day of guilt-free indulgence!
2: Choose Quality over Quantity
How can you possibly choose from the gigantic range of colourfully wrapped chocolate on the shelves? Easy – opt for the Easter eggs that contain high-quality chocolate. The higher the cocoa percentage, the better the quality of chocolate, to put it simply.
Dark chocolate is usually healthier than most milk varieties, and because dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants, you’re likely to eat less of it. Double the bonus!
3: Focus on Family Fun
Food plays a big part in Easter celebrations but it doesn’t have to be the “be all and end all”!
This year, make the focus on fun, not food. If you have children, organise a family Easter bunny hunt or spend the morning painting eggs together. Then, of course, you can all enjoy some well-deserved chocolate at the end of a busy day!
4: Downsize the Calories
Forget about those giant Easter eggs that take days to eat (they’re made up of more chocolate than you can probably consume in one go, anyway!), opt for smaller treats instead.
If you’re planning an Easter egg hunt for the kids, use individually wrapped miniature sized eggs instead of large ones. Similarly, sharing a bag of small eggs with your partner is much better for you than chomping down a whole chocolate egg each!
We wish you all a happy and healthy Easter!
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From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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