Here at Nutracheck, we believe in balance and not depriving yourself of your favourite foods. And we're all about making small changes that add up. So when the Easter weekend is over, don't panic! Here are five very small ways to offset that Easter egg in just 3 days – and it's painless!
This will burn approximately 35 more calories each day! Easy ways to add an extra 1,000 steps include:
Calories burned over 3 days = 105
It's a small saving, but if you have lots of hot drinks, it adds up. You'll save 5 calories per mug, and if you have say 5 mugs a day – it's a saving worth making!
Calories saved over 3 days = 75
Even if you use reduced fat spread and thinly spread it on two slices of bread, it adds 36 calories to your day. So skipping this for a few days makes a difference.
Calories saved over 3 days = 108
If you have potatoes, pasta, rice or noodles with your dinner, reduce your carb portion by 10% and save a few calories.
Calories saved over 3 days = approximately 60
Challenge yourself to one of the three tasks below to burn an extra 100 calories per day:
Calories burned over 3 days = approximately 300
...approximately 650 calories saved! That's enough to offset a whole children's sized Easter egg. No spinning class required!
Final tip! Remember to use your Week View. This feature is designed to help you balance your calories over the week. If you go over one day, you can get back on track over the next few days.
In the app: open the app and tap the blue menu button to the right of the search bar > Week View
On the website: sign in and click on the 'Week View' link above your diary.
Nutritionist Emma Brown (ANutr), MSc Human Nutrition is passionate about how food science applies to the human body, and how the nutrients in what we eat affect us and ultimately have an impact on our health.