How to Survive the Festive Season

🎄How to survive the festive season…


Now you’ve got an array of new recipes to see you through the colder nights (our 🆓 winter warmers eBook is available to download from our online shop), we wanted to give you 5 top tips to help you survive the festive season and not end up feeling like a stuffed turkey come January. 🦃


These tips do not have any intention to make you feel guilty, obsessive or restrictive for December, however they aim to help you gain control and stay accountable in the month of festive season. 👏🏽


No one wants to miss out on the fun or in turn get to January and feel so over indulged they regret every last quality street.

So here’s a guide to help you see the festive season for fun and also ensure you don’t put yourself 5 steps back with your health and fitness.



1. It's so easy to say i'll leave it until January, i'll start in the New Year, Sod it it's Christmas. All these becomes a common and daily quote that we can use to make ourselves feel better for the lack of control or order we normally obtain. These can end up being self sabotaging and end up putting you into a very negative mindset for the period of time. With lots of festive events, social occasions, more drinks, snacks and quality streets hanging around it's so easy to fall off. So, why not look at it like this. If you normally would train 4 times per week, make a minimum agreement with yourself, even if that is only two sessions it's better than nothing. Staying active will help to keep you motivated and also not want yourself to over indulge as you know your putting the work in.



2. Just like one workout isn’t going to make you a superhero, one extra chocolate, glass of wine or mince pie isn’t going to take you up a dress size. What does this, is the constant over indulging. Calories don't count at Christmas? Well they do unfortunately, but we are not here to tell you stop put down the chocolate. Just stay in control. If you restrict yourself to have nothing you will end up binging when you lose control. This then leads to a binge and restrict mentality which is negative, no fun and actually very damaging. If you give yourself the option of a treat here and there but also know when to say enough is enough, Christmas doesn’t have to end up being out of control



3/4. A lot like your food intake, do not let exercise become a way of “earning” your Christmas. Its easy to say I will do an extra workout to counteract my boozy brunch. You do not need to do this. Just stay consistent, make exercise a non negotiable as this will help to keep you in a balanced state. Over the Christmas break, aim to make exercise a family activity, plan walks and daily outings that will keep all the family active. Remember getting outside will always do you the world of good for your mood, motivation and general wellbeing.



4/5. Try and think about how you can be creative with your food and snack choices. Christmas is a time to share lots of lovely nibbles, dinners and drinks. You do not have to always reach for the highest calorie options, fill your plate with festive veggies, make snacks and treats with the family that are healthy and filling and try new recipes to make the festive season less heavy and more fulfilling. If you have little ones, get them involved in different ways of preparing vegetables, crudity plates with dips and seasonal spiced treats are a great way to add family time to your food prep.





But…

Most importantly ENJOY! 🎉


After the last few years we have had, you deserve a fulfilling Christmas, we want you to feel amazing going into 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ and it's time to make that change.

Little steps can go a long way when trying to remain in control over Christmas. 🧑‍🎄🎅🏼