Chocolate bunnies, marshmellow peeps and a big festive holiday meal – who doesn’t like Easter?  With all that sugar and delicious food, it is easy to overdo it.  If you are celebrating the Easter holiday, there are a few ways to keep from completely abandoning a healthy eating plan.






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    Plan Ahead

    Since we will be surrounded by sweets and lots of rich food, save calories from the extras such as appetizers and bread and enjoy some chocolate eggs – just avoid the giant chocolate bunny!

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    Be Active

    Squeeze in a workout, go for a walk before dinner, or join the kids Easter egg hunt and help them locate their eggs.  Resist the temptation to eat a big meal and flop on the couch. Every little bit of movement helps!

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    Eat Something Before Dinner

    If you sit down to dinner on an empty stomach, you'll be more likely to overeat. Be sure to eat a nutritious yet filling breakfast and try snacking on those colorful hard-boiled eggs — one large egg has around 76 calories. It's a filling, nutritious choice.

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    Make Healthy Choices

    Make healthy choices during dinner – load up on the salad and veggies and go lighter on heavier meats and deserts. That does not mean avoid them, it is a holiday after all. Just go a little easier.

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    Celebrate the Meaning of Easter

    Redirect your focus from the food and dinner to the meaning of Easter – both the religious significance and the opportunity to spend time and enjoy family.

    Ryan McVay