DON'T think Easter is an excuse not to exercise
Get the whole family out and about for a brisk walk each day; it will speed up your metabolism and make you feel less hungry.
DO fill up on vegies
This includes broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, red and green capsicum, spinach, spring onions, tomatoes, watercress and zucchini or whatever green and leafy you can find.
DO eat breakfast
Add on two light meals and one main meal daily, as well as a treat, plus one chocolate fix and you’re on the right track towards healthy eating.
DO keep drinking
We mean water! Drink at least six to eight large glasses of water a day.
Try to not add salt to your cooking. Use herbs, lemon juice or garlic instead. Salt leads to bloating, which isn’t a good look over this festive weekend.
DO eat when you feel like it
But don’t leave long gaps between meals… remember that the first sign of an impending fridge raid is a rumbling tummy.
DON'T overdo it and stay in control
It’s OK to treat yourself, but try to limit your intake of Easter goodies. Share any large Easter eggs with family or friends, or store them in an airtight container for later.
DO try healthy alternatives
Choose the healthier options like organic or dark chocolate, or the traditional hot-cross buns rather than a chocolate one.
DO build a calorie bank
Try to exercise every day over Easter to balance out the consumption of extra calories. Get the whole family involved by going for a bike ride or a walk in the park.