How to beat the Christmas Bulge!
Christmas is nearly here and we are all thinking about our party nights and all
the amazing food we will be enjoying.
Christmas is a time to be enjoyed so doing these little extra things will help you
curb the extra pounds that you could put on.
Firstly.. Get moving! Why not go for a walk in the fresh air or do some
exercises at home. If you lack motivation then join a gym or go to a fitness
class where you should get encouraged and supported. Add some strength
training into your regime to help you build some muscle instead gaining extra
Drink in moderation.. As we all know alcohol is extra calories so choose your drink
wisely. Drink alcohol which contains less calories such as spirits with slim line
tonic. Also drink some water in between drinking alcohol to keep you
Treats.. We all love our chocolates and goodies over the festivities but think
about not over indulging without depriving yourself of all those lovely things to
Don’t skip your meals too. Keep to your regular healthy meal intake and this
will stop you from binging on chocolates or biscuits because hunger has set in
and your energy levels are low. Make sure you take in lots of protein and
vegetables as they are low calories and will help to fill you.
Keep yourself hydrated.. Drink lots of fluid during the festivities. Dehydration
can be confused by hunger so make sure you are drinking at least 2 litres of
fluid daily, especially after those party nights.
Be realistic.. Don’t set yourself unrealistic goals. Make some time in your day
to do a little. 30 minutes of exercise is better than nothing. Just adding a little
more movement will help with those extra calories than may have been eaten
And finally enjoy yourself.. All the above will help you during the festivities but
don’t deprive yourself. Christmas is about fun.
Eat drink and be merry..
Our gym team at Splash Magic wishes you all a very Merry Christmas..