So December is here and we can finally talk about Christmas and start getting in the festive spirit! However it’s easy to get carried away of the Christmas period.
With Christmas lunches / parties / drinks going on so much through December, it sometimes starts to feel like a game of who can eat the most and drink the most in a month, and it’s easy to get carried away with that.
Now I’m not one to discourage having a good time over the festive period. However there is a way see the month through without going crazy and un-doing all the good work you’ve done in the run up.
🍪 Don’t use Christmas as an excuse to eat unhealthily every day - keep the rich foods for meals out and social occasions once or twice a week, the rest of the time stick to a healthy balanced diet and get lots of veg in!
💧Be sure to drink plenty of water while eating out with friends / clients / colleagues It’ll stop you reaching for the wine glass as often whilst keeping thirst at bay meaning you’ll be able to recognise your hunger signals better and know when you’re full.
🍾Try and keep drinking to a couple of days a week. Just because you’re out socialising every night doesn’t mean you have to have alcohol, on the plus side you’ll feel super smug sat in the office the next day hangover free when your colleagues are feeling a little rough.
🍽 Be mindful with your eating, eat to the point of being comfortably full, you don’t need to overeat just because it’s there in front of you.
🏋🏻♀️ And finally, keep up with your fitness regime. There might be days and weeks where you have to skip a couple of sessions but try and find a way to keep on top of exercising to your usual schedule. Even if you have to fit it in at different times to normal. You’ll feel great afterwards and it keeps you in good habit so getting back to it in January won’t feel like such a chore.
Let’s smash December together, you’ve got this!