We’re heading into the time of year when all the Christmas parties and social events seem relentless and just keep coming. Now I’m one for encouraging people to enjoy themselves and not obsess over things however, it is very easy to get carried away and undo some or all the hard work you have put in so far.
It’s always a good idea to have a few strategies up your sleeve when it comes to surviving the festive period.
If you have been making good progress and the way I see it, you have 3 options….
1. Just carry on what you have been doing and be strict with yourself, keep tracking ALL of your food and drinks, and continue your path of progress. You will need to have some strong self-control skills!
2. Say “to hell with it” and just let go completely! Go all in with the food and booze and worry about it in January.
3. Go for something in the middle, which is my preferred and suggested route. Enjoy your nights out and Christmas dinners, just be considered in your choices and keep your activity/exercise levels up if you can.
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There are various things you can do to help get through all the office parties and drinks out. For example:
Eat before you go out, even if you are going for a meal!
Now this might sound like a strange one, but pre-eating can really help you control the amount of food you have while out for a Christmas do.
What happens for most people is they say to themselves “I’m going to behave” or “I’m not going to eat too much”, then you have a few drinks and are very hungry by the time food is ordered.
Because you’re so hungry, you end up stuffing your face with starters, mains, desserts, nibbles and whatever else is on offer. Before you know it, you’re absolutely stuffed and have no idea what you have consumed in terms of calories.
If you eat something healthy before you go out like a salad, a protein shake or some fruit and vegetables, you’re less likely to go bonkers when choosing from the menu or walking past the buffet table.
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy it! You can get some great tips in my festive survival guide. Its free, you just need to enter your email address to receive it.
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