Its happening already isn’t it, the dreaded Christmas countdown is already upon us! If you follow Santa, the Coca Cola Truck or Rudolph Reindeer on Twitter you will already know ‘how many sleeps till Christmas’
The radios are now playing all those classic Christmas hits that we know and love, they sound fun now, how long will it be before they become tiresome? As well as all the festive movies on the TV. – Are we having Happy Holidays or a Merry Christmas?
No one wants to think about dieting or being overly healthy over Christmas. It is often the perfect excuse to eat, drink and be merry to complete excess ‘go on, it’s Christmas’ you hear everywhere you go. But just because it is the season, it doesn’t mean you have to take complete leave of your senses. How are you going to fit into that sparkly little party dress or dinner suit if the pounds start creeping on now?
Christmas dinners on their own, with all the lovely trimmings can come in at 2000 calories or more. By the time the Roses tin has been round, mince pies ate and left over turkey sandwiches consumed washed down with lots of mulled wine, how many notches will your belt be going up by?
One pound of fat on your body is made up by 3500 calories. Thats quite some going don’t you think? See how easily it can creep up on you? By all means have a great and happy Christmas but don’t make it extra hard for yourself in the New Year.
We should be eating 3 – 5 times a day, 7 days a week. The majority of those meals will not be out socialising, so be careful where you can, and indulge yourself when it matters.
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Take care all, Shelly 🙂