This weekend marks a celebration known for family, fun, and feasting. It’s Easter Sunday, and, like countless other people, you probably have plans for a glorious feast with family and friends. However, if you’ve got a diet or healthy eating plan you’re trying to stick to, it may be difficult to keep your commitment this weekend. Here are some tips for maintaining your dietary needs and restrictions, while still enjoying yourself!
- Cook a healthy option. If you are celebrating Easter with family dinner or a big feast, find a low-calorie or non-fat option to cook and bring with you to the table. You can’t go wrong with fruits and veggies!
- Use smaller plates. It has been proven you are likely to eat less if you use a smaller plate, since you tend to avoid overeating and actually stop when you are full. Reducing plate size can make a difference!
- Steer clear of the candy. Easter egg hunts may be fun, but you don’t need the sugar. Trust us when we say that you don’t want to binge on chocolate.
- Try alternative Easter baskets. Why not try healthy options in the Easter baskets you celebrate with? Dried fruit, nuts, and smaller amounts of sugar-filled products can be just as tasty, and much less fattening!
- Focus less on the food. Easter is a time to observe, fellowship, and enjoy time with loved ones. Take some time away from the food and instead focus on spending time with those you care most about. Easter dinner is all about who is around the table, not just what’s being served on it.
With these tips, you should find Easter dinner enjoyable, fun, and delicious, while still perfect for your diet. Remember, sticking to a commitment is not always easy, but it is worth it. Happy Easter! *