The goods are usually pretty great. Like a clutch from Target. Or a collapsible yard waste bucket, which happened to be this year's "basket." And these things never go empty, so right now I've got quite the stash of Easter candy (damn them). And no stash of Easter candy is complete without a Cadbury Egg or two.
But man, talk about a shock to the system! Cadbury Eggs are not exactly the epitome of health—I'm fairly certain it's pure sugar. But I don't eat pure sugar that often, and when I need a chocolate fix, I hit up the local candy shop for some chocolate-covered almonds. I make exceptions in my diet for special treats. That's life, right? You have to be able to find the balance between good and bad. Well, between good and slightly sinful. Especially when it comes your diet. If you don't, you'll go crazy.
It's all about perspective, portion and planning.
Perspective: Cadbury Eggs come out once a year, so have one if you feel so inclined.
Portion: But only have one.
Planning: If you eat healthy, one won't destroy your diet for good.
Treats are called "treats" for a reason, right?
When you abuse the "treat," it's no longer something special and that's when it starts to affect your overall approach to eating healthy and living the fit life.
Remember: Perspective, portion and planning.
I wish you the happiest of Easters. And I hope you have a treat today.
Question: What is your favorite Easter treat of all time? Do you still get an Easter basket?