As Easter Approaches
Next week’s Easter holidays may be a little different this year, but as we continue to stay home, to protect the NHS and save lives – it may be easier than you think to stay healthy, active and well A little bit of what you fancy does you good, but that doesnt mean you can’t stay on the right track over the short holiday, particularly as less trips to the supermarket will help keep those tempting chocolate bunnies and hot cross buns out of sight and mind!
Here’s 3 Simple Tips for Eating Well This Easter
Get a healthy start
Start the day with eggs for breakfast and when we say eggs, we don’t mean the chocolate ones! Studies have shown that eggs can curb your cravings for sweet things because they leave you filling fuller for longer. Try a breakfast of scrambled eggs with a glass of orange juice which contains vitamin C to help your body absorb the iron found in one of nature’s perfect packages – the humble egg.
Take Your Time
Why not take things a bit slower than usual and take your time to eat your meals. Your brain needs about 20 minutes from the time you eat to send out signals to the rest of your body that you’re full. Eating at a slower pace means you eat less and you might not even have to go back for seconds!
Opt For Dark Chocolate
If we’re honest, Easter without chocolate doesn’t feel right. So be smart when it comes to snacking during the Easter weekend and opt for this healthier alternative more often. Dark chocolate has been shown to be more nutritious and a good source of antioxidants, so any chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa is better. Dark chocolate is rich in flavour which means you’ll only need a nibble to help satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the calorie bank!
Remember to keep track this Easter at: https://best-you.org or for more information on healthy eating visit best-you healthy eating deck here