Sunday 11 December 2016

How To Avoid Putting On Excessive Weights During Christmas

weight loss

Whether it's the tins of chocolates or plates of mince pies, it seems food is everywhere you turn at Christmas.

But it's not just the food that could lead to you piling on the pounds this December, it's also the drinks – from those generous glasses of Baileys to the sugar-laden Christmas coffees on the high street.

While January may be the time of year many people think about losing weight and getting in shape, with a bit of planning you can get a head start.

By following these six simple pieces of advice, you can reduce the amount of weight you put on this Christmas and start 2017 the right way.

Don't buy Christmas treats too early

While it might be tempting to pick up those huge tins of chocolates when you see them on offer in the supermarket, if you buy them now the chances are you will eat them too – and then you'll end up having to get even more.

It's best to hang on until Christmas is almost here – or, if you have the willpower, to buy them and pack them away until later on.

Eat your greens on Christmas Day

Instead of loading your plate with turkey, roast potatoes and pigs in blankets, help yourself to plenty of vegetables on the big day so you can fill up the healthy way.

Plan your meals

The week between Christmas and new year is typically when people are off work and sit around the house doing very little. This is also when you might be tempted to finish off the cheese or chocolates for dinner instead of opting for something more healthy.

Instead, consider planning your meals ahead, like soups and casseroles. It might also be an idea to make them in advance and pop them in the freezer.

Swap your drinks

Of course, we wouldn't suggest you don't drink any at all – we're not Scrooge! – but it is worth considering swapping it for something lighter like a glass of Prosecco, which only contains 80 calories. Cheers!

Make sure you do 30 minutes exercise every day

Half an hour isn't much and by making sure you get yourself moving every day, you will maximise your chances of keeping those extra Christmas pounds off.

Whether it's going for a walk in the countryside, a bike ride or heading out to the park, a little activity will help a lot.

Ditch the Christmas coffees

They may be a Christmas tradition, but some high-street flavoured coffees contain more than a Big Mac.

For example, the Starbucks Peppermint White Hot Chocolate with whole milk and whipped cream contains 610 calories, 23g of fat and 86g of sugar.

Put them down altogether or, if you really do love them, try limiting yourself to one a week.



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