Beware of the Easter Bunny!

Deborah Enos Easter BunnyYou know who is coming to visit soon, right? No, not your Aunt Margie again. It’s that awful bunny with plans to destroy your diet with all of his tasty treats. And he couldn’t come at a worse time! Less than two months before your big summer debut on Memorial Day. That’s right: a mere 50 days from noshing on chocolate bunnies and peanut butter eggs, you will have to wear a bathing suit… in front of people.

Well, don’t panic because I’m here to save you from that dastardly rabbit. Here are my best tips for surviving Easter without packing on extra pounds.

  1. Start each day with fiber – In the days leading up to Easter, you may feel like you’re living or working in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. But if you are armed with a good fiber-filled breakfast, you will be less likely to indulge in those tempting treats. Just a small bowl of oatmeal (with some added protein like almonds or pumpkin seeds) can leave you feeling full for hours!
  1. Fill half of your dinner plate with vegetables – Again, staying away from the candy is all about feeling full. Vegetables are also filled with fiber that will keep you from over-indulging on snack foods. Your dinner plate should consist of half veggies, a protein that is about the size of your palm and a small amount of complex carbs-my preference is Quinoa.
  1. Prepare a healthier indulgence for yourself – Being healthy is about making one choice at a time. If you are craving something sweet, make a Greek yogurt parfait with fresh fruit and granola for dessert. It should satisfy your craving and keep you from eating the junk.
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