Morning angels, so it’s Christmas Eve Eve ahhh, I hope we are all ready and all excited.
Many have requested this post but I would just like to point out one thing, Christmas is such a special time, a time to spend with family, to create magical memories that last for ever, don’t ever let your ‘healthy eating’ or ‘diet’ get in the way of that. As you aren’t guaranteed next year, you are guaranteed tomorrow. And do you really want to remember Christmas and new year as that time you missed out on your favourite cake, or pigs in blankets no so don’t! Enjoy this time and think about the little tips that add up to help majorly then smash it all out in the new year, don’t panic, don’t get worked up or get anxiety it’s all normal, enjoy life.
So Today’s blog post is about how to stay heathy or as healthy as we can be over the festive period.
So let’s begin; Top Tips for staying healthier over the festive time –
- Don’t use every day as a binge day.
- Choose food wisely think of your nutrients still!
- The weeks leading up to Christmas in December be the best you can stick to your diet/regime, and normal routine and don’t stray.
- Enjoy it, enjoy the main days the most, don’t think about your diet and healthy eating at all on these day, have what you want but don’t binge don’t say no if you do want it, but don’t have fourths if you don’t need them.
- The days in between Christmas and new year, be the best you can be not strict but don’t over indulge when you know you have had enough.
- Drink lots of water – flush toxins out and alcohol out with water daily.
- Load up on veggies and protein over the period you stay fuller for longer with these.
- Choose diet options, such as choose light soda and pop to accompany your alcohol or meal, save on those little calories.
- Have seconds if you wish but not thirds, hold yourself accountable.
- Share your food, share your crisps and chocolate etc. so you end up eating less.
- Focus on one bigger meal a day the rest snacks or small meals helps reduce over eating.
- Keep moving – keep your daily activities going, keep going for walks, or to the gym and if you don’t already go, go for evening/ day walks with the family etc. to help.
- Have a healthy breakfast every morning and then indulge a little bit later on in the day. This keeps you full and satisfied.
- Sleep, make sure your getting lots of sleep, not staying up and out late every night anyway, or having lots of naps or lie ins. Sleep is important.
- Eat early, eat early on in the day to avoid binging eating your main meal in the day rather than at night.
- Be mindful, think about the fact you don’t actually need 17 roast potatoes only 7 😉
- Wear clothes you feel good in, if you look good, you feel good, you do good, usually leading to wanting to eat good/well.
- Keep in mind how you will feel after.. will you feel bloated, sick? Will it make you feel so stuffed and uncomfortable.. plan ahead. Don’t make yourself ill or sick.
- Eat slow and enjoy every bite. Don’t rush food is a pleasure.
- Think ahead, plan what you will and won’t have at meal times. Breakfast, dinner, lunch, tea, snacks, imagine yourself eating those good/healthier foods and imagine yourself eating the not so good foods also just not as much! You can then act on this image.
- Also plan ahead with the new year think about goals all the time. Think about the new year over Christmas think about the plan you are making with health and fitness and mindful eating. Collect thoughts over this time on what you want to achieve, what foods do work for you and what don’t you can use this to help in January.
I hope this helps many of you over this time, remember enjoy it and Merry Christmas!
Much Love J x