10 nutrition tips to get you through Easter

Our Victorian Institute of Sport nutrition team have pulled together 10 tips that might help you manage your diet this Easter long weekend. - Happy Easter!

1. Plan your Easter menu in advance

2. Consider cooking something you haven’t made before, try a new recipe or dish that’s been on your to do list 

3. Enjoy a meal virtually with friends or family. 

4. Invest the time into making homemade hot cross buns

5. Try to keep to a rough schedule or routine. Use your meals and snacks at set times to break up the day.

6. If the Easter Bunny comes, aim for quality over quantity. 

7. Practice some mindful eating strategies, focusing on how good that first chocolate egg tastes compared to the tenth.

8. Avoid leaving chocolate within eyesight and easy reach. Pop it away...out of sight out of mind!

9. Try not to set restrictions, this can lead to wanting something more or even over-eating; it's like the chase - if something is off limits, the more likely it is you will want it. 

10. Whatever happens, don’t beat yourself up about it. Put it behind you and move on. These are challenging times.

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