FOX 2 has teamed up with St. John Providence Health System for a 21-Day Challenge that says we're not supposed to be eating high calorie, high sugar high fat foods.
So how do we handle the holiday?
"Easter is a special celebration and a feast day so i'm probably going to include some extra calories so what do I do,"
Be realistic, says Shannon Pearce a nurse and health coach at St. John Providence and really think about what you put on your plate.
If you're not a fan of ham don't take the obligatory serving choose your favorite foods and enjoy those more.
Whether it's sweet or savory, whatever tempts you, here's a simple strategy think of the acronym STOP.
The S is for slow down.
"Really savor and enjoy the food," said Pearce. "No guilt, this is why I'm eating."
The T stands for thankfulness.
"Give thanks, look around, what's happening in that room," she said.
And the O tells you to observe others and yourself.
"Observe that's an important one," Pearce said. "Am I hunched over, am I eating too fast."
And P take a minute and pause.
"You pause and you realize am I pleasantly satisfied versus feeling over-stuffed and feeling too full," Pearce said.
If you do over indulge, look at is as not a failure but, a learning experience. Look at who you were with, what you were feeling, and what the circumstances were, and learn from it.