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How to NOT eat all your kids chocolate this Easter

Easter chocolate

With Easter just around the corner, it's time to talk about one of the biggest challenges we face as parents: resisting the temptation to eat our kids' Easter chocolate! Let's be real; those colourful foil-wrapped treats are like tiny balls of temptation, whispering sweet nothings into our ears and testing our willpower like never before.

The Easter chocolate conundrum:

As the Easter bunny hops into town, he brings with him an avalanche of chocolatey goodness that threatens to derail even the most well-intentioned healthy eating plans. Suddenly, every nook and cranny of the house is filled with chocolate eggs, bunnies, and assorted treats, each one calling out to us with promises of sweet satisfaction.

The battle of willpower vs. temptation:

So, how do we resist all this chocolate and avoid single-handedly devouring the entire stash (yep I know of mum’s who have eaten the stash before the Easter bunny was even due!!)? Have you got the willpower to resist?

Here are a few strategies to help:

1. Out of sight, out of mind: Keep your kids' Easter chocolate out of sight and out of mind by stashing it away in a high cupboard or hidden drawer. If you can't see it, you're less likely to succumb to temptation. That way you won’t be doing a mad dash to Tesco on Easter Sunday to replenish!!

2. Practice portion control: Allow yourself a small portion of your kids' Easter chocolate as a treat. Although to be fair, that does really depend on whether you have a child that likes to share!

3. Swap for healthier alternatives: Instead of sneaking a piece when they’re not looking, satisfy your sweet tooth with healthier alternatives like fresh fruit, dark chocolate (I curb my cravings with a piece on an evening and it's so rich that's enough), or homemade treats made with natural ingredients. Make sure you have plenty of alternatives in the cupboard!

4. Stay busy: Keep yourself occupied with activities that distract you from thoughts of chocolate temptation. Do some exercise and you’ll probably feel bad about then ruining your good work by eating the sweet stuff!

5. Practice self-compassion: If you do end up indulging in some chocolate, don't beat yourself up about it. Remember that one moment of indulgence doesn't define your overall health and wellness journey.

Conclusion: Remember, it's all about balance, moderation, and finding healthier ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. With a little willpower and a whole lot of self-love, you can navigate the Easter chocolate minefield like a pro!

Stay strong, stay fabulous, and most importantly, stay chocolate-free (well, at least until Easter morning)!


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