The rest of the year is hard enough, but how on earth are we going to stick to the healthy plan during festive season? On average, we put on between 0.5 and 1 kg during the holidays. Here are seven tips on how to keep your body merry in the lead up to Christmas and feel good the next morning.
Start with breakfast
Breakfast can often get skipped whether due to the excitement of opening presents or the pressure of preparing Christmas dinner. But our mums were right; it all starts with a good, healthy breakfast to get your body going. Probiotic yoghurts to help the immune system or a bowl of porridge or quinoa to stabilize your blood sugars will do the trick and will help you control the urge to overindulge later that day.
When arriving at a Christmas party, chances are you’re hungry and ready to give into Santa’s unhealthy snacks section. Prepare by having a proper lunch and eat something healthy and filling before you leave like nuts, a piece of dark chocolate or a nutritious salad.