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How to Enjoy A Guilt Free Easter | Balance

Easter is an amazing time of the year, I mean, who doesn't love receiving a lovely big chocolate egg!?

It's that brilliant period just after the cold weather is saying it's goodbyes, you get a gracious few days of holidays and Summer is just around the corner.

Not only that, but people are buying and sharing an abundance of delicious eggs and it's the perfect time to rest, relax and spend some invaluable time with friends, family and other loved ones.

Easter is also a time however, when many people will unfortunately restrict themselves from having those wonderful chocolate eggs and even feel guilty about enjoying these foods...

The Media And Food Guilt

It's no surprise that many of us feel like we've done something "wrong" for having and enjoying an easter egg.

Many media outlets publish perverse articles around "limiting damage" and choosing "guilt free" options - as if we'd caused ourselves harm or done something bad, wrong or even illegal for simply enjoying a bit of chocolate.

How many of these looks familiar?

We are continually bombarded with this kind of guilt fuelled food rhetoric every single day. The same media outlets which will report on "healthier" lifestyles are the same which publish potentially harmful articles and graphics like these. It's not a wonder then why so many of us feel so confused, guilty and anxious around certain foods.

What's worse is that friends and family will also often be conned into this drivel and begin to echo it around the home and in conversation.

While we may not be able to escape the wave of nutrition related nonsense that is spoken or published at this time of the year, there are certainly things we can do to better enjoy our easter and work towards a guilt free holiday... here are 4 techniques to enjoy your egg guilt free!

Plan to Include the Foods in your Diet

One way to achieve a balanced diet is to include indulgences as part of your normal diet, instead of having them replace your normal healthy meal or snack, it is ideal if you can enjoy a bit of easter chocolate after your usual piece of fruit for an afternoon snack as an example.

This way you are not absolutely starving when you get to the chocolate, and are more likely to take your time to enjoy it, and feel satisfied after a smaller amount. otherwise, if starving you might find yourself overeating a