The dos and don'ts of healthy eating this Easter
- Don’t think Easter is an excuse not to exercise. Get the whole family out and about for a brisk walk each day; it will speed up your metabolism and make you feel less hungry.
- Do fill up on vegies including broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, red and green capsicum, spinach, spring onions, tomatoes, watercress and zucchini.
- Do eat breakfast, plus two light meals and one main meal daily, as well as a treat, plus one chocolate fix.
- Do drink at least six to eight large glasses of water a day.
- Don’t add salt to your cooking. Use herbs, lemon juice or garlic instead.
- Do eat when you feel like it, but don’t leave long gaps between meals… remember that the first sign of an impending fridge raid is a rumbling tummy.
- Don’t overdo it and stay in control. It’s OK to treat yourself, but try to limit your intake of Easter goodies. Share any large Easter eggs with family or friends, or store them in an airtight container for later.
- Do choose the healthier options like organic or dark chocolate, or the traditional hot-cross bun rather than a chocolate one.