I’ll start once the chocolate is out of the house…

You’re probably not the only one with lingering Easter chocolate…

And get ready…

They’ll be in the office…

The pantry

The fridge

They even find their way onto your lap at 9pm…

And we think “I just need to get rid of them then I can start”

But we forget one thing..

According to the scientific journal of ‘what’s on the Supermarket Shelves”..

It is basically Summer..

Which means..

BBQs

Ice creams

Pimms..

It’s that time now, right?

My point?

There will always be something..

So the answer?

Learning to live WITH it.

Even me – yes even me ..

I tend to eat more when I am with the kids.

The after school afternoons I am with them

Weekends..

There is more half eaten food

Leftovers..

I could go on.

And although I minimise the impact of this by:

—> Eating with them so I am don’t have to eat separately (and I stick to mainly protein, fruit and veg until the evening meal with them)

→ Make fruit /  yoghurts easy for the kids (and me) to pick

Today, I want to give you 3 ways to deal with the lingering chocolate:

1- Give yourself permission to have ANY of them you want just not everything →

What if one of the main reasons they are a problem is because we think to be ‘good; we have to give them up?

Could you plan in 300 calories of ANY snacks today, whether that is an Easter egg, mini eggs, fruit, yoghurt..

After all, 300 calories are 300 calories

When it comes to weight loss.

And this will probably take up no more than 20% of your daily intake..

Which means

You are following the 80/20 rule 🙂

2. Gift it →

Worried about wasting food? Gift it to a food bank, friend, family member or the office

3. Keep it out of sight →

Like I said with the kids food..

If I make it easier to make better choices, it is easier.

It’s no secret that you will eat more if it is within 6ft of where you are.

Keep it out of sight, in a cupboard, covered up preferably in an opaque container.

Yes, you can still get it.

Of course, but we are adults, right?

There are pros and cons to every choice

And the more effort it takes to make the choice

The less likely we are to probably do it.

4) Only eat the leftovers when sat down (no phone, no TV) and when it is served in crockery rather than out of the packet.

Distractions mean you eat more.

Imagine if you went to the cinema and they kept your popcorn tub at the back of the cinema and you had to get up off your chair, walk to the back of the cinema and grab a handful every time you wanted some?

Hope that helps..

And on that note,

We are soon to be opening up the doors to our 2024 Summer Kickstart programme

Specifically for women 40+ who pretty much know what to do but need the accountability and plan to DO IT..

Message me with ‘kickstart’ and I will get you the details 🙂

Matt “Summer” Fruci

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