Easter is almost upon us but there is no need to fall off the diet wagon!
Millions of Britons always try to lose weight for the summertime. But for many of us supermarket shelves filled of Easter chocolate temptations are just too enticing to ignore, even the best weight loss efforts can be easily derailed.
However, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy chocolate at Easter or any other time of the year even if you are trying to lose weight. The trick is to give your taste buds a sweet treat and follow a few simple guidelines to ensure that you don’t completely sabotage your weight loss efforts.
It is important that you choose chocolate wisely. On average a bar of dark chocolate contains 50 – 60 calories less than a bar of milk chocolate. As well as being higher in antioxidants, the more intense flavour should satisfy your taste buds more easily, meaning you won’t have to eat as much.
It can also be a good idea to ask for an Easter egg that’s filled with something other than more chocolate.
Beware of constantly nibbling at chocolate eggs – you’ll find it’s all too easy to polish off the whole thing! Got more than 1 egg? Why not share the rest with your family and friends?
And, if even just a whiff of chocolate is enough to start you chomping then why not come up with other ways of enjoying Easter without turning to chocolate? Why not join in an Easter egg hunt and get more active. Not only will you burn calories when you hide the eggs for the kids, but you can also burn even more if you participate in the hunt itself. So get out there and have some fun!
It can also prove more satisfying when you have everyone involved, try doing something fun with the whole family. Why not try making Easter bonnets or decorating hard boiled eggs? Not only are such activities a great way to have fun, but they can also help to distract you from chocolate.
But of course, Easter does not always prove the easiest time to watch your waistline but it is possible to enjoy the holiday without going completely off track. Therefore, take the time to learn how to lose weight fast by reducing temptation for the many chocolate delights that Easter can bring.
Are you looking forward to Easter?