Don't follow the bunny home

On Monday, I mentioned that Christmas often morphs into a season, as opposed to Easter which is mostly contained to a day or two.

That's challenged by the fact that hot cross buns and eggs are available in January, which means temptation everytime you shop.

But generally speaking, we can hold off until at least the week of Easter. There might be a few slip-ups (which isn’t too bad considering how long they are in your face).

So the festivities might have begun a bit early, but that’s OK - you'll make up for that later, right?

But after the event, it can be hard to get back on track.

You’ve had Monday off, which means that you’ve got a shortened week to get back into the swing of things.

It’s easy to ‘start next week when everything’s back to normal’ but that’s not a great idea, although it seems genius at the time.

You’re then adding another six days off the plan, to recover from a four-day break.

That’s like actually taking a holiday to recover from your holiday. I have heard people say they need it, but no one has actually done that, have they? 

All of a sudden you’ve been off the plan for ten days.

Interestingly, this is 2.7% of the year.

Recall that the average weight gain over Easter was 0.2% bodyweight.

Coincidence?

I think so.

But the point remains: don’t let the break extend beyond Sunday.

Tom Fitzgerald