Easter – whether it’s the extra calories from eating too many chocolates and hot cross buns, binge eating, lack of exercise or disruption of regular routine it can be a tough time when on your health and fitness journey and if we are not careful it is hard to break the habit.

Never fear though, we have some tips on how to stay on track this Easter and how to avoid that post-holiday slump. We have got you covered with some tips on how to stay on track and we have even provided you with some healthy, sweet recipes to help overcome those chocolate cravings.

The first important step – be realistic; do not restrict and allow yourself some holiday treats but do not let this become your new normal.

“Don’t starve yourself from what Easter is. Easter is all about spending time as a family and eating chocolate. But don’t overindulge,” Personal Trainer and Food Coach Lydia said.

“The harder part about holidays is that food is a part of life, food is a part of socialising, sitting around a table with family and friends celebrating, having Easter egg hunts, relaxing,” Lydia said.

One of the hardest parts of Easter when it comes to your fitness is the extra sugary sweets sitting in your cupboard which we sometimes feel obliged to eat quicker just so the temptation is gone.

But there is always another option, “remember that just because chocolate is there doesn’t mean you have to eat it all. If you find yourself overindulging tell yourself tomorrow is a new day or the next meal you have is going to be healthy,” she said.

If you want the sugar kick without the guilt though there’s always other options – “try for healthier options, vegan chocolate is delicious. It is also quite rich so you can’t eat lots of it.”

Just like any other time preparation is key when it comes to a healthy, balanced diet – you can always make your own treats instead.

“Instead of spending so much money on buying chocolate bunnies for people as presents for Easter, make your own. There are loads of delicious healthy chocolate recipes that are so easy and cheap to make. You don’t have to feel as bad eating twice as much because they are not loaded with sugar,” Lydia said.

“Limit yourself don’t restrict don’t restrict, find a healthier option, share your chocolate with everyone that way it will be gone quicker and it’s not sitting there as a temptation.”

If you want to make your own healthy yet sweet treats try out clean recipes below:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups = only 47 calories per serve (pictured below).


  1. Mix peanut butter and coconut until well combined.
  2. Add maple syrup and cacao and mix well.
  3. Fold in cashews.
  4. Divide into 10 serves either in silicon moulds or patty cases and pop in the fridge or freezer to set.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Keep stored in fridge.

Clean Coconut Rough:


½ cup coconut oil

¼ cup almond (or peanut butter)

¼ cup coconut flakes

2 tablespoons cacao powder

2 tablespoons rice malt syrup


Mix all ingredients into a bowl and melt over boiling water until thoroughly combined and slightly runny. Line a baking tray and pour mixture into tray. Place into the freezer for half an hour or until set. Once set, remove from tin and cut into 10 pieces. Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge or freezer.

From everyone here at Glenorchy Health and Fitness – we hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

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