Whenever there is a special occasion or a holiday (i.e. Easter and Christmas) I always notice that people become more aware of that they eat. This is natural given the typically indulgent nature of the meals we consume during these brief periods.
My issue with this is that I feel that people become so concerned with what they do some of the time (such as the food they eat on these holidays and special occasions) instead of focusing on what they do most of the time (which involves what they eat the rest of the year).
When it comes to fitness its important to remember that consistency is more important than bursts of perfection. What you do most of the time is more important than what you do some of the time. Which means that if you spend the majority of the year making choices which align with your goals and filling your body with nutrient dense foods, enjoying yourself on the odd holiday and special occasion won’t derail your progress or keep you from achieving your goals.
I do understand that for many there may still be anxiety around food and these kind of events so here are a few tips which may help:
- Eat what you want
- If you don’t want something don’t eat it
- Stop when you are full
- Stay hydrated
- Enjoy the time spent and the memories created with friends, family and loved ones
Ultimately unless you are prepping for a competition or an event you shouldn’t be afraid of enjoying yourself on Easter. Stop focusing on and stressing about what you eat on days like Easter and Christmas and instead start focussing on what you are putting into your body the rest of the year, because it’s what you do most of the time that determines your results.
Just some food for thought