Christmas DAY is ONE DAY LONG – not one month!
Green tea is a life saver by the way – drink it first thing on Boxing Day. I don’t know how but it stops you from wanting to carry on nibbling. Have a diet coke as well. Treat it a bit like a food hangover!
Buffets are danger zones
But DO eat chocolate. A bit of chocolate will make you feel like you’ve had something naughty and you won’t eat as much of it as you think, because it’s quite sickly. Trust me and have a chocolate bar. Cheese is also good, especially without bread – again, you can’t eat as much of it as you think you can!
ise. Dancing all night at your work do – exercise. Have fun, go out, make the most of it!
Indulge… but like a lady
OK, here’s my real tip. Christmas, for me, is all about having a wonderful time and enjoying the finer things in life, and sometimes that does involve food. If you’re having a lovely home cooked meal, or you’re out for a gorgeous Christmas dinner somewhere, or your friend has bought you the amazing Christmas cupcakes from Sweet Couture – go ahead. Enjoy them. And provided this is all you do, it really shouldn’t affect you. Everyone can indulge every now and then without looking like an elephant.
What you shouldn’t do is use Christmas as an excuse to eat rubbish constantly. Eating an entire box of Celebrations on your own isn’t fun, it’s silly. Eating an extra packet of crisps at work is not Christmassy. Going to McDonald’s after a night out isn’t necessary.
Love yourself. Eat and drink well and you’ll be able to see and feel the effects.
And if all else fails and you put on a stone – don’t panic. After all, what is January for if not for detoxing?!