With health, fitness and weight loss at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds these days, Christmas can be a hard and tempting time.  We have put together some hints and tips on how to get through the festive season.

Don’t let the cold weather put you off, stay outside and keep active.

Exercise is a great way to keep your weight stable over Christmas, keeping active and increasing your movement each day will help burn off the extra calories consumed. Why not try ice-skating, dancing to some Christmas music or a brisk morning walk.

Make sure even in this cold weather you are staying hydrated.

Keep a water bottle on you and keep sipping throughout the day. You will feel fuller for longer and make sure you are not mistaking thirst for hunger and reaching for the mince pies.

Eat before you feast

With festive parties coming out your ears as well as catching up with friends it is easy to be tempted by the canapes and buffet nibbles that end up amounting to more than a meal. The trick is to have something before you arrive so you aren’t arriving starving and then eating everything in sight.

 

Think before you drink

 

With all the Christmas events alcohol with be flowing but try to slow it down by having a water between each alcoholic drink or alternating alcoholic drinks with soft ones. You could maybe try a spritzer or an alcohol free mocktail to cut your calories by up to half.

Watch those festive lattes

The cups look great and the coffees are amazing but with the extra flavours added there are also those unwanted extra calories.

The Christmas Dinner menus

The staff Christmas party or your fake Christmas with friends will often mean a three course meal and drinks. Often you get menu choices when going out for your Christmas lunch. Soup for starters,  baked/grilled fish or a  roast dinner without all the trimmings  for mains and fruit for dessert are your healthier options and will help keep those extra pounds off.

If you would like more help and advice about how to stay healthy and stick to you goals over Christmas please email info@questretreats.co.uk