The holiday season is here again, and while the twinkling fairy lights may get us in the Christmas spirit, December is also chock full of challenges when it comes to sticking to your health goals, whether it’s cutting back the calories or drinking less.
Lots of us think there are only two options at this time of year: either lock yourself away and hide from all the holiday parties or just give in and allow yourself to overindulge in the name of Christmas.
Our expert, chef and nutritional therapist Samantha Waterhouse shows us an alternative route, one that’s all about balance and moderation to keep you from packing on the extra Christmas calories or having a few drinks too many during the seasonal festivities in her Club Soda Post (joinclubsoda.co.uk/blog)
I think everyone (myself included) has faced the temptation of having “just one more” glass of fizz or “one last” slice of Christmas cake, but Sam gives the kind of practical, down-to-earth tips we could all use to help us stay on a healthier path.
Sam's top three tips:
Add a mixer
The BBC's top three tips:
Get a good breakfast
Snack healthily before pitching up
Thoughts from down under:
Eat lighter the rest of the day
Say no to some parties (I am not sure if we believe that Australians ever say no to a party!)
p.s the next social is on December 17th in Islington, in a bakery, with cakes and ...... join in here