Healthy Easter tips for Gym Bunnies and Fitness Peeps

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This holiday you will most likely be faced with holiday treats, get together with family and friends and you may even be planningHealthy Easter Tips a getaway if you are lucky enough to enjoy a four day weekend.  Here are some simple Easter tips to stay on track with your fitness goals.

  1. Start with a real breakfast, after all it is the most important meal of the day.  You many not be able to control what’s served on the brunch or dinner table but you can certainly control what you eat when you wake up.  Make a smoothie to load up on nutrients and filling fiber, my personal Favorite is a New York Cheese Cake Smoothie, Simple to make and versatile.
  2. Drink Plenty of Water.  Place thin cucumber and lemon slices I n your water for a refreshing liver-detoxing and digestion adding beverage.
  3. Incorporate real eggs as part of your celebration.  Real eggs are a great source of protein and Decorate Hard boiled eggsrich in vitamins.  You can get the kids involved during the week with egg dying and painting providing beautiful hardboiled eggs to enjoy for breakfast Easter morning.
  4. Fill up on Veggies.  Before you dive into the Easter basket take a cue from the Easter Bunny and munch on a plate full of veggies or salad. The fiber will fill you up, so you are less likely to overindulge.
  5. Enjoy the Sweets last.  After you’ve filled up on veggies and protein, then enjoy the holiday treats.  While its easy to inhale five or six….or a whole bag of candies in one sitting, slow down and savour each bite.  (Speaking from a Chocolaoholic herself with a weakness for Mini Eggs)
  6. Exchange non-chocolate gifts.   I can’t believe I am even putting this on my list….but the suggestion is viable…please keep the Easter chocolates flowing my way. 😉
  7. Treat yourself on just one day and then save the rest.  My house regularly contains an abundance of Swiss chocolate which we enjoy in two-three piece increments on a daily basis. However if self-control isn’t your thing it might be better to give it away afterwards.
  8. Make Exercise an Occasion.  Celebrate with family and friends with a scavenger hunt, bike Fitness Easter huntride, egg and spoon races, or fitness style Easter egg hunt. These are just a few ideas, I encourage you to start thinking of ways to socialize and stay active at the same time.
  9. Watch your portion sizes.  Fill your plate with veggies, go easy on the carbs and keep your portion to a fist size serving.  If you are enjoying the holiday treats then pass on dessert afterwards.
  10. Go for quality not quantity.  In the words of my step-son, “No Cheap Chocolate.” Pay more and purchase smaller amounts of quality chocolate.  The better the chocolate the more your savor every mouthful, plus not having as much means consuming less calories.

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20 thoughts on “Healthy Easter tips for Gym Bunnies and Fitness Peeps

  1. Jenn says:

    Great tips here! I always love the tip to eat a solid meal before you indulge, making sure you’re more full off the good stuff. And then of course, to treat yourself in a small way and savor it! I appreciate that you don’t encourage cutting it off completely. And yesss to quality chocolate!

  2. Beth says:

    I LOVE the idea of making exercise an occasion! My kids love to do things kind of like obstacle courses, anything they can climb on and jump off lol, so we might try to Incorporate something like that into our Easter egg hunt!

  3. Dave says:

    Eggs for breakfast is always a winner. A lot of research that suggests those that do as opposed to cereal and/or other options have a better chance of keeping the fat off. For those with kids, painting them is a great way to get them invested in eating them

    • VenusFitness-Shannon says:

      It works in our house, the kids always want to eat their specially decorated eggs.😉 Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Brittany says:

    Great tips, and I love the title! I like that you say eat the real eggs, and it is encouraging that you say save the treats for last instead of not eating them! It is important to exchange non-candy items too! Thanks for your advice!

    • VenusFitness-Shannon says:

      Thanks, thrilled you enjoyed. I was pleased with my play on words, nice to hear someone else enjoyed it. Yes real eggs don’t get enough Easter press. Sweets are a nice holiday treat but nutrition is key.

  5. Jamie says:

    These are fantastic tips. I finally have realized after 33 years that I can eat it tomorrow. So instead of eating 3 chocolate peanut butter eggs, I eat one and give myself permission to eat it later if I want. And we love egg decorating!

    • VenusFitness-Shannon says:

      Better late than never…and that sounds way better to me anyways. 1 chocolate a day rather than none on 2 of the days.

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