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Don’t let your eating egg-scalate this Easter weekend!

For anyone keeping fit, Easter and the joys of the four-day weekend bring with them several challenges. Balancing the wants of knowing how and when to indulge nutritionally, alongside the need of wanting to keep your strength and fitness can be genuinely tough. Here are a few ways to stay in shape this Easter.


Choose alternatives

Dark chocolate with its 85% cacao content, carries plenty of fibre and nutrients. However, remember to consume moderately, as with these nutritional benefits, still come copious amounts of sugar and calories. Additionally, a number of protein brands have introduced Easter eggs loaded with protein and less sugar.


Choose one day over the weekend to be your cheat day

If you and your family are fans of a traditional roast dinner on Easter Sunday, remember to keep an eye on your intake. One idea is to incorporate a cheat day across your weekend, with extra time on your hands, the temptations to indulge will be even larger, so rather than deny yourself the opportunity, embrace it; maybe even make Easter Sunday your day off!


Get outside and enjoy the sunshine

If you feel bad about overindulging, then take advantage of a little bit of Spring sunshine and get stuck into an outside workout. We’re not telling you that you NEED to do exercise over the Bank Holiday, but if you can, why not make the most of the great outdoors and change things up with a spot of cardio that’ll stimulate your bloated bod.


Always keep in mind, it’s important for your own mental wellness to enjoy a bit of you time every now and then – restricting yourself too much will make you unhappy so let your hair down a little and enjoy the treats!


All the best,



Sam Yassin

With a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and coming from the country’s most elite sporting town, Loughborough, Sam Yassin is an experienced strength and conditioning coach. He is a member of the UKSCA and is currently working towards his full accreditation. Having passed his examination and LTAD (Long-term Athletic Development) case study, he is well on his way to becoming a gold standard S&C coach. Sam has long been involved in the sporting world, having competed in a wide range of sports from a young age, despite being born with bilateral talipes and having had more than 5 lower body surgeries. In his final year of university, he gained valuable insight into what it takes to be part of a professional team as he interned at Leeds United Football Club as a strength and conditioning coach.

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