With easter only days away, we can be so tempted to over indulge ourselves and let go of our fitness goals (I know I personally struggle).
“The greatest wealth is health.” Virgil
I wanted to share with you some interesting numbers that will be helping me stay on track this Easter (as you know I’ve just started my I CAN have it all fitness/nutrition plan).
I used my all time favourite Creme Eggs (yes, I know how these temptations melt divinely in your mouth) and compared the macro (nutrients) and ingredients to a Clean Treat Love Ball (for those in the know or following the latest social media craze #charliesballs)
1 x Creme Egg (serving size 39g):
#1 ingredient: Milk Solids. #2 ingredient: Sugar. #3 ingredient: Wheat Glucose Syrup
Guilt level…better do some extra work at the gym.
1 x Chocolate Nut Love Ball (serving size 35g):
#1 ingredient: LOVE (Almonds). #2 ingredient: Coconut. #3 ingredient Medjool dates.
Now, if your like me I still struggle to have ‘just one’ treat. So Ive done the numbers for you x 3.
3 x Creme Egg (serving size 39g):
Sugar: 53.4 (equivalent to 14.5 Teaspoons)
Guilt level…I will never be able to stick to a healthy eating plan, I’ll always fail, no one will ever love me. Sick in the stomach feeling, sugar rush then come down.
3 x Chocolate Nut Love Ball (serving size 35g):
Guilt level…Hmm, perhaps should have stopped at 2, will need to run or do some sprints to use the extra energy. But at least its clean energy so I havent done too much damage to my body or hormones. Ill do better tomorrow.
(I normally recommend 1-2 x Clean treats daily for my clients, particularly pre-gym).
‘Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.’ Winston Churchill
Are yo on a health kick? Do you care about what you put into your body? Easter is no excuse to go and let loose (I mean are you even religious???). DO you have friends or family that are trying to reach their own health goals? STOP sabotaging them, give gifts of health and happiness, indulge in healthy treats, then spend some quality time together outside, walking, relaxing, sharing laughter. I promise you will get 100x more benefit then over indulging in the sweet temptations of those Easter Eggs.
Be REAL, not FAKE. If you do not know what an ingredient is, chances are your body doesnt know how to digest it.
Love & light, Charlie x.
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“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.” B.K.S. Iyengar