Weight Loss: Christmas Survival Guide

Weight Loss: Xmas Survival Guide

Yes, it’s that time of the year again – temptation is everywhere. Christmas markets, parties, baking and all those dinners to catch up with friends one last time before everyone disappears into their holiday break.⁠

It’s a lot, and if you’re not planning ahead, it can quickly go sideways with all of your resolutions.⁠

A 2019 survey uncovered that 40% of the interviewed gained weight over Christmas, with an average weight increase of almost 3 kilograms. Those aged 35-54 accumulated the most weight across the festive season.⁠

A study by the New England Journal of Medicine found that it takes about five months for the average person’s weight to return to what it was before the holiday season.⁠

Scary right?⁠

Here is how you survive the festive season without too much damage:⁠
• Planning, planning, planning: Be prepared and think ahead. Check the Christmas menu before you arrive and decide what to eat. Volunteer to bring a healthy side dish or dessert.⁠
• Don’t show up hungry: It isn’t easy to control your cravings when you’re full of food, but almost impossible when starving.⁠
• Go easy on alcohol: Decide on which occasions you want to drink alcohol and when to take a break. I’m facing five dinners in a row and have already decided which ones will be alcohol-free.⁠
• Make water your best friend: Ensure your glass is always filled. Staying hydrated is vital to keep urges at bay. ⁠
• And don’t forget to have fun: Eat slow, mindfully and most importantly, enjoy your food!⁠

Want more tips? Sign up for my Healthy Holidays Course and learn how to easily sail through all Christmas parties and not wake up with the worst hangover in the new year.⁠

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