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Paul’s Top 5 Tips to a Healthier Christmas

Christmas is a great time to celebrate and let your hair down, but it shouldn’t mean you roll into the new year 5kg heavier and feeling like you swallowed a block of concrete!!
Here’s my top 5 tips for maintaining your weight during the festive season.
1. Exercise 
A 30 min walk, twice per day is a great way to offset those extras calories. Take the dog first thing in the morning before all the unwrapping begins. After lunch, walk the kids to the local playground and push them on the swings. Its daylight savings and light until 9pm!!!…take a stroll after dinner and have some time to yourself.
2. Don’t over indulge!!
With the huge variety of food on offer its easy to pile up your plate! And lets be honest, who doesn’t feel the need to go back for seconds?  Try taking smaller samples of your favourite foods..and eat slowly.
3. Limit Alcohol
Be merry, but not too merry! There’s no easy way to say this…alcohol in large quantities makes you fat.
4. Limit snacks
Write down the treats that you will allow yourself each day, and stick to them. By all means, enjoy some Christmas Pudding but avoid sitting next to the cheese tray. Some of the real no-no’s listed here..pastries, savoury snacks and fried meat served on a tooth-pick.
5. Drink plenty of water
At the very least, try to match every glass of fizz or alcohol with a glass of water. A great way of releasing toxins and water will make you feel fuller btw meals.
Have a safe and Merry Christmas!
From the team at Make Me Do It | Health and Fitness

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