How To Avoid Easter Weight Gain

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How To Avoid Easter Weight Gain

If you’re looking to avoid weight gain this Easter, we’ve got you covered.

 

With an abundance of chocolate and hot cross buns to contend with, to sticking to a healthy routine may well be more challenging than usual. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to enjoy it in a healthy, balanced way.

 

CHOOSE YOUR EGG WISELY

 
If family and friends want to buy chocolate for you, put in a request for a healthier chocolate egg. The higher the percentage of cocoa, the less room there is for sugar. Aim for a high percentage of cacao – over 70%. Or, if you’d rather avoid chocolate altogether, there are some lovely spring flowers around at this time of year!

For some nutritionist-approved options, read Kim’s guide to the healthiest Easter eggs in Evening Standard.

 

MODERATE PORTIONS

 

Don’t be tempted to eat too much at once with the intention of getting rid of the chocolate sooner. Instead, break it down into moderate portion sizes which will have less of an impact on your blood sugar level. It’s healthier all round, both for your body and mindset, so have a small amount of chocolate more regularly rather than binge eating it all in one go. And if you do want to get it gone, don’t feel guilty about giving it away or donating it to a food bank via your local supermarket.

 

PLAN AHEAD

 

Ensure you have plenty of your usual healthy foods to hand so that you don’t end up hungry and on the hunt for the nearest open pack of Mini Eggs. It’s also worth saving Easter eggs for dessert. Eating chocolate on an empty stomach spikes blood sugar levels. Have yours after a protein and veg-based meal which will minimise it’s negative effects on your energy levels and your weight.

 

EAT MINDFULLY

 

Make sure your decision to eat chocolate is a conscious one. Are you really going to enjoy it? Or are you just eating it because it’s there? If you’re likely to find yourself mindlessly picking away at treats left out on the side, wrap them back up and put them on a top shelf of a cupboard, or somewhere else out of the way.

For more on mindful eating, take a look at these 5 Mindful Eating Tips

 

ENJOY IT

 

Even the healthiest people eat treats (and don’t forget that high quality, dark chocolate has health benefits). They just go back to eating normally afterwards rather than letting it be the start of a downward spiral. Enjoy the chocolate you do eat and get back to your usual healthy routine as soon as the celebrations are over.

 

If you know you’ll find Easter a challenge because maintaining a healthy balance is a challenge for you, or you are looking for help with losing weight, please get in touch. We would be happy to arrange a call with you to discuss how we can help you.

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

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NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.