Two more sleeps to go!
What are your plans?
Many of you are travelling all over the country and some of you are having family visit you (we’ve got out last DFC session at 9am today and we’re travelling tomorrow) Pop down to camp if you’d like to see hello, bring your trainers – you can join in!
I’ll let you into a secret …I love Christmas 🙂
And like most parents, I absolutely LOVE seeing it through my children’s eyes. It’s truly beautiful.The moment that first Advent window popped open, our house has buzzed with Christmas excitement.
Yes, Christmas is great isn’t it? I’m really looking forward to enjoying it with good friends and family.
Bring on the festive fun! It’s fun the let your hair down, pop those corks and snaffle the mince pies … but there are often “weighty consequences” after the last champagne bubbles have burst.You know what I mean?
Did you know that the average Brit puts on 11 lbs over the Festive Season?
Could you be left wondering where those extra numbers on the bathroom scales appeared from?
Here are some handy hints…
Don’t let all that go to waste now! Here are some top tips for Christmas
- Start Christmas morning with a healthy but special breakfast, for pure DFC luxury why not opt for scrambled eggs and smoked salmon! Heavenly!
- Without spoiling your appetite (and waistline) during the day, go for healthy snacks such as crudities . These can be prepared ahead too!
- Bowls of unsalted nuts with dried fruit are fab for nibbling.
- If the box of foiled wrapped chocolates come your way, during the Queens Speech, don’t throw away the wrappers – keep them in front of you so you know how many you have had. It helps keep you on track too!
- Avoid that uncomfy full feeling by pacing yourself and eating slowly throughout the day.
- Remember email last week on Christmas lunch? Enjoy and be thrilled knowing how hard you’ve worked the Lunch itself is pretty health – just watch those trimmings!
- Exercise – it’s now a huge part of your life! So you know how beneficial it is, especially during the festivities – remember my Burpee Challenge?! Exercise will help you keep refreshed, aid digestion and may motivate you to do more than sit in front of the television.
- Remember buffets have the potential to make or break your strong will.
- Always have a light snack before you go.
- If you arrive not having eaten all day, you’ll be more likely to hover at the buffet table and overindulge when so much delicious food is on offer.
- If you can, stay clear of fried foods and pastry wrapped foods such as samosas, battered prawns, wontons, vol-au-vents, sausage rolls and mini-quiches.
- Instead opt for lean meats such a turkey, chicken or beef, smoked salmon, fresh prawns, salads or crudités with dips.