It seems like cross buns, cookies, pies, and chocolate are everywhere you turn this time of year. While indulging now and then is all part of Easter fun, it’s important to avoid overloading on sugar.
Here are ways to stay healthy.
- When at the festive dinner be conscious of what you put on your plate. Start with healthy options first and then put a few sweets on the side. Try to place on the plate only what you feel comfortable eating and don’t go back for seconds.
- Keep healthy options available. Make an accessible cookie jar with fresh fruits or veggies. We often reach for the sugary foods simply because they’re at hand’s reach.
- Bring better choices to holiday parties. Instead of adding to the pile of sugary treats bring healthy desserts. Try dark chocolate-covered strawberries, homemade pumpkin pie, or fruit tarts.
- Wait after meals, before going for the dessert. It usually takes 20 minutes for your brain to process that your stomach is full. You can even take a walk after dinner, by the time you get back you may realize how full you are and eat less dessert. Walking has also been shown to increase metabolism.
The team at Tooronga Family Dentistry wishes you a Bright, Happy and Healthy Easter Holiday with your Family and Friends.