Here’s a weighty thought: It’s estimated that adults put on around half a kilo during the festive season, on average.
It’s weight that, come January, we can find hard to shed – in fact it’s part of the reason why many of us grow just that little bit larger with each passing year.
In the manic run-up to Christmas, do you find your healthy eating habits gets sidelined for nibbling on Christmas cake, chocolate and canapés and, to compensate, skipping proper meals? And it’s a time of year too where with so many social commitments we’re inclined to push ourselves harder and faster than we do all year.
So ask yourself this simple question: On your pre-Christmas ‘to do’ list where have you put, ‘time to look after yourself’?
This December, comfort and joy can be found in taking a couple of simple measures to protect your health, avoid kilo creep and generally feel more vital and get more real pleasure throughout the festive season. Our dietitian Zoe Wilson has smart and sensible advice on how to celebrate and feel great. And you can find out more valuable Christmas advice from her in the December issue of Healthy Food Guide, on sale now.