Christmas is such a challenging time to stick to your goals. With so much temptation around I admit it can seem impossible to stay on track during this time of year.
Luckily it does not have to be this way. You don’t have to temporarily give up on your goals to start them again in the new year.
I’m not suggesting that you can’t indulge a little or that you can’t attend any parties or social events during this time. However, there are three simple things that you can do to minimize the effects of the silly season on your waistline.
- Know what the food options are going to be in advance.
If you predict that the food options where you are headed are not going to fit in with your goals, plan ahead to bring your own healthy dish to share (like - my Summer Satay Slaw ) or eat before you go. I have attached my Food ‘Swap Guide’ for you to use where possible. This will allow you to make the best choices available.
- Choose your Alcohol wisely
- Spirit and Soda Water/Water (standard size 30ml shot)
- Standard size glass of Red wine
- Low alcohol and/or low carb beer.
- Take time out for yourself
Just making a few small choices like the ones above can help you stay on track with your goals yet allow you to still relax and have fun.