5 Tricks To Keep Your Christmas Healthy



It’s happening: 2 days to go until Christmas! Don’t you feel like it’s come around super quick this year? Well, the opportunity to indulge again is around the corner, this time do it our way!

Start each morning with an easy detox
Half a lemon (or a dessertspoonful of Apple Cider Vinegar) in a big glass of water first thing in the morning will get you off to a flying start.

Eat with awareness
Christmas is a time for good food and time spent with our nearest and dearest and there’s no denying that means a time to indulge and treat ourselves after what has, for most, been a long, trying year. I’m certainly not saying you should deny yourself of those Christmas treats, however, gorging yourself on sweets, puddings, cakes and biscuits will probably leave you feeling a little guilty. Sure, have a little of this and a little of that but take time to appreciate the food you’re eating. Savour the flavours and enjoy the food with others, rather than gobbling it mindlessly in front of the telly. Christmas is full of traditions but why not try something new? These 2 Ingredient Pancakes are really yummy! You (and your family) wouldn’t guess they were healthy.

Don’t be shy with the veggies
A big roast dinner is almost a certainty over Christmas and along with the juicy roast meat of choice comes the lovely roast veggies! Vegetables have so many benefits so make sure you get plenty on your plate. Potatoes? Sure, there’s room for potatoes. Just make sure they aren’t alone! Keep them company with as many different types of vegetables as you have. More colour means more beneficial nutrients.

Keep moving
Going for walks with the family after or between meals is a great way to get a bit of physical activity into a potentially sedentary time. You’ll get some fresh air into your lungs and it’s perfect for stretching your legs and aiding circulation. If there are kids around for Christmas, some time outside can help them burn off some pent-up energy and keep them occupied for an hour or so. Even if the family doesn’t want to join you, it can be an opportunity to escape an awkward conversation with that obscure relative you only see once a year…
If you have plenty of energy and a bit of motivation, why not go for a run? You could even make the most of it by incorporating a few trips up and down the stairs to get your heart really pumping!

Catch up on sleep
Modern life can get pretty hectic. It seems like we have to fit more and more in to our days and lives all the time. Most of the time it’s sleep that we end up having to sacrifice in order to get everything done. But chronic lack of sleep can have a bigger impact on your life than you think. It can even mess around with the hormones that control when we feel hungry and when we feel full! This may, in turn, impact BMI. So take some time to catch up on some of the sleep you’ve missed out on. Your body will thank you for it.

We look forward to hearing how you got on and please leave a comment or flick us an email if there is anything we can help with.

Merry Christmas,

Daen & Thomas x

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