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Easter survival guide and smart swap ideas

For many, Easter is all about the chocolate – and for good reason! The good news is you can indulge with a little planning.

Tips for a healthy Easter

 

Let’s admit it – we all love chocolate. And for some reason it tastes even better when it’s moulded into fun shapes and wrapped in coulourful paper. If you’ve been with Weight Watchers for any period of time then you’ll know that with a little food planning, all the foods you love are still on the menu. Follow these top tips to having a little indulgence while keeping weight loss on track.

 

1. Less is more

Buy smaller, individually wrapped Easter eggs and work out how many you will enjoy before your hand dives into the packet. And if you’re going to spend the SmartPoints® values, make it worthwhile! Stick to portion controlled versions of higher quality chocolate. Often a smaller amount of dark chocolate will satisfy you faster than the cheaper chocolate.

 

2. Don't go hungry

To help manage indulgent treats, have a light snack before heading to your Easter bash. Choose the best looking options and have a small portion, and add lots of filling and healthy foods to your plate. Even better, bring a healthy salad or dish so you have a 'go to' option on the table.

 

3. Be more active

The great thing about the Easter break is that you have more time to get active. Go for an early morning walk or arrange an Easter egg hunt ‘for the kids’ at the local park (we know it’s really for us!). It's also a great time to round up the family for a bike ride.

 

4. Watch the drinks

Nominate yourself as designated driver, it’s a great way to ensure you don’t drink more alcohol than planned at the Easter BBQ or dinner. This way you can enjoy a glass of wine and stick to non-alcoholic drinks without the pressure.

 

5. Leftover chocolate

If you have chocolate falling out of the pantry after Easter, keep it in the freezer so you're less likely to nibble on it. Better still, if you've been loaded up with chocolate eggs, don't feel bad about giving them away or throwing them out. Especially if you know that having them in the house will lead to eating them. 

 

6. Use social media

If you need a boost of motivation over the Easter holiday, visit our Facebook page for inspiration and helpful ideas from us and fellow members. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram pages for inspiration and helpful ideas. Head to WW Connect for great member inspirational ideas and motivation.  

 

Smart Easter Swaps

 

Easter Swap Ideas