Whether you celebrate Easter or not, one thing is for certain - this time of year is every chocoholic’s dream! Supermarkets are filled floor to ceiling with every type of chocolate imaginable and it can be very hard to ignore those cravings. Not to mention to numerous chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns that tend to find their way into our hands, whether we have purchased them or not!
So rather than trying to tell you to deprive yourself and not enjoy your Easter break, I thought I would put together a few tips on how to bounce back if you accidentally did go overboard the chocolate train. Remember it’s okay to treat yourself from time to time, don’t waste time feeling guilty - just focus on what you can do after to get back on track.
1. Drink Plenty of Water
When you're busy celebrating with friends and family, it's possible that you're not drinking as much water as you normally would. Water can really help to stimulate your digestive system, so increasing your fluids can help get things moving and reduce that post-Easter bloat.
2. Go For a Walk
I know when we have over eaten the last thing we feel like doing is exercising, but going for a gentle walk can really help! If you are feeling full and not so great about yourself, going for a walk can give you a little "pick me up". Besides, who doesn't love a little bit of fresh air!
3. Eat Lean Protein & Veggies
When you have eaten lots of fatty foods, processed foods and sugar your body probably isn’t feeling its best. Just because you have fallen off the wagon a little doesn’t mean you can’t get back on track. Eating protein and veggies are satisfying, full of fibre, and are great for your digestive system. Trying to live off only salad greens will probably cause you to get very hangry, very quickly - so don’t think this is a better alternative!
4. Don’t Cut Meals
I know this may be tempting especially if you have overeaten, but eating 1-2 meals a day may actually slow your metabolism down. The best thing to do after over indulging all Easter is to get back to a normal eating pattern, whatever that may be.
I hope these tips have helped girls, and I hope everyone had a lovely break!Love, Kayla xx