Date Posted:21 March 2016 

Any long weekend can be particularly tough for those of us out there trying to get our health and weight under control, but Easter presents its own unique obstacles to plough through. Here are some simple tips to get you by.

  1. With all the fresh seafood around for this good Friday it makes it easy to stay healthy on this holiday – just stick to the grilled variety (avoid the deep fried) and if you do feel like chips with your grilled fish or salmon I always go the sweet potato fries baked in the oven. – I personally reckon they taste better then the deep fried kind
  2. Go the dark chocolate – it has more antioxidants so is better for you and the key here is to buy quality rather than quantity if you’re trying avoid a blow out. Easter is a great time to have a treat as it is proven men who don’t satisfy their sweet cravings every now and then tend to overindulge and weigh more. So enjoy the chocolate without going nuts! An average Easter egg with treats inside has over 1000 calories, whereas a small hollow egg has only 72 calories.
  3. If you’re celebrating with friends or relatives watch your portion size – it is proven that when we eat with others we tend to over eat and go back for seconds – so put what you want on your plate and just stick to the one plate. Avoid the nibbles and snacks that the family seem to roll out at every special occasion as they quickly blow out your daily calorie budget and your waistline
  4. I keep saying it but soft drinks are a major killer of waistlines as they are dead calories and they add up really quickly. The high sugar also spikes your insulin levels and makes you hungry so try and stick to the H2O.

In this week's edition of The Man Shake Video Blog, we discuss how to avoid the Easter belly blowout and how you can extract some health benefits from this weekend's festivites!

Happy Easter – enjoy the break with your family, enjoy a beer and remember to have your MAN Shake at least for brekky over the break to set you up for a great day.