Happy Easter everybunny!
And what is Easter without a little – or a lot – of chocolate?
However, there’s a dark side to it all… Easter = Chocolate = Possible sugar crash!
Before you make the pledge to avoid chocolate at all costs, here are three tips to help you avoid that dreaded sugar crash!
1. Be Picky
Instead of just eating any chocolate that comes your way, try to choose dark chocolate over milk or white chocolate. Dark chocolate has less refined sugar than other types, which means less of a sugar crash after (excessive) consumption!
2. Don’t Skip Meals!
Just because you’re feasting on Easter eggs doesn’t mean you should skip your meals. Eating a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner made up of vegetables, low GI foods, healthy fats (like avocado, chia seeds and flaxseeds) and protein will keep you feeling satisfied – which will help you stop binging on chocolate!
Eating regular meals whilst snacking on chocolate will also help to minimise the sugar crash by slowing down the digestion of the sugar.
3. Be Mindful
While chocolate is extremely tempting, be aware of how you feel when you’re eating. This way, you will notice when you start to feel like you have eaten enough and can avoid overeating. Being mindful will also ensure that you enjoy your chocolate more; you’ll be able to taste and appreciate every single bite!
Finally, from one nurse to every other health professional studying or working over Easter…
You’re EGG-CELLENT! You deserve all the chocolate!