Easter Sunday: Here's how to indulge in treats, guilt-free

It would be a sin to say no to the delicious treats of the day, but portion control is an easy strategy you can go by. Photo: Shutterstock/PV productions

After the 50-day-long Lent, Easter is an occasion to taste delicious treats and celebrate a new beginning. It's the day of indulgence for most people, but what if you don't want to spoil your fitness journey for the sake of the occasion? It would be a sin to say no to the delicious treats of the day, but portion control is an easy strategy you can go by. If you are wondering how to execute it, here are a few pointers:

A nutritious breakfast
A day of overindulgence awaits you, especially around lunchtime. Therefore, start your day with a nutritious breakfast, including enough fibre, protein and healthy fats in it. This will help you to avoid overeating and feel full. Also, while choosing protein options, include lean protein sources like fish, chicken and turkey.

Drink plenty of water
Don't compromise on your daily intake of water. To a large extent, it will keep you full and not mistake thirst for hunger. If you feel like enjoying some sugary drinks, indulge in them but don't go overboard.

Don't compromise on being active
Easter is not just about enjoying food with your loved ones but also playing some outdoor games, going for a walk or even helping out as much as possible in the kitchen and around your house. This will also keep your mind off overindulgence and may even help you drink more water.

While feasting, focus on fun more than food
Enjoying a feast can be done by also sharing your food and treats with your loved ones, rather than gulping them all down. You can even save some of your treats for your neighbours or well-wishers. Be sure that this will make you feel fuller and happier than enjoying all of those dishes yourself. Also, while having your main meal, eat as slowly as possible so that you don't end up eating more than your tummy can hold.

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