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Healthy Eating Tips For Easter

While Easter is a time of celebration and indulgence, Affinity Health, a leading provider of high-quality healthcare, says it can also be a time when healthy eating habits go out the window.

Special occasions like Easter often involve gatherings with family and friends, which can lead to increased food consumption.

“While indulging in your favourite foods and treats during special occasions is okay, it’s important to practice moderation and balance. By making conscious food choices, staying mindful of your hunger and fullness cues, and staying active, you can enjoy special occasions without overconsuming and compromising your health goals,” says Murray Hewlett, CEO of Affinity Health.

With so many tempting treats and sugary snacks, staying on track with healthy eating goals can be challenging.

Affinity Health explores some healthy eating tips for Easter to help you enjoy the holiday without sacrificing your health.


Plan Ahead

One of the most important things you can do to maintain healthy eating habits during Easter is to plan. If you are hosting a meal or attending a gathering, plan out your menu in advance and include healthy options like vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. If you are bringing a dish to share, choose a healthy recipe that is low in sugar and saturated fat.

Fill Up on Vegetables

Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet and can help you feel full and satisfied. Fill your plate with various colourful vegetables like carrots, broccoli, and green beans. You can also try making vegetable-based dishes like roasted asparagus or a colourful salad.


Choose Lean Protein

Protein is an essential nutrient that helps to build and repair muscle tissue. Choose lean protein sources like turkey, chicken, fish, or tofu to help you feel full and satisfied. Avoid processed meats like ham or bacon, which can be high in saturated fat and sodium.

Avoid Sugary Treats

Easter is often associated with candy and sugary treats, but these foods can be high in calories and have little nutritional value. Try to limit your intake of sugary treats like jellybeans, chocolate eggs, and marshmallow bunnies. Instead, choose healthier options like fruit, nuts, or dark chocolate.


Practice Moderation

It’s okay to indulge in your favourite Easter treats, but it’s essential to do so in moderation. Instead of eating a whole chocolate bunny, break off a small piece and savour it slowly. You can also share your treats with friends and family to help reduce your intake.


Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is vital for overall health and can help you feel full and satisfied. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and avoid sugary drinks like soda or juice. You can also try infusing your water with fruit or herbs for a refreshing twist.


Get Active

Physical activity is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle and can help offset indulgences during Easter. Take a walk after your meal, go for a bike ride, or play a game of frisbee with friends and family. Getting active can help you feel energised and refreshed and can also help you burn off any excess calories.

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