Updated: Dec 10, 2019
1. Don’t be too strict
It is very tough to go through the festive season being 100% strict on eating and drinking, and it’s nice to be sociable with family friends. So if you want to have a drink or two, go ahead! Relax and have some fun.
2. Don’t over-indulge
On the other hand, don’t over-indulge. While it is fine to have a few drinks with family and friends, don’t go over-board with it.
3. Know when to stop drinking
If you are going to have a few drinks, know when you have had enough as it won’t end well for anyone.
4. Go for a run
If you do overindulge, try and go for a run the next day. it is going to be hard and you will feel sluggish, but you will feel better afterwards. Going for a run in the morning to offset the night before – you will feel a lot better for it.
5. Do a weights session
After a big meal, a weights session is great to get you moving again. Use the energy from the food to turn it into muscle if you are bulking.
6. It’s OK to skip a meal
If you have many lunch and dinner parties in your calendar, don’t feel like you also have to keep eating your regular breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is ok to skip a meal here and there if you are not hungry as the big meals will get you through and help you with losing weight. It will and also give your digestive system a break.
7. Play a sport with family and friends
Take the opportunity to play backyard cricket, have a hit of tennis, or just run around with family and friends as incidental exercise is great as it doesn’t feel like work, however if you get into it, you will raise the heart rate and get a sweat up.
8. Drink plenty of water
Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the festive season, and especially during the warm days. The water will offset some of the food intake as will help fill you up and help you from getting de-hydrated if you do have a few drinks. If drinking, have a spacer water as will help you feel better in the morning.
9. Eat Healthy Food
Keep the veggies and health food up throughout the period, this will keep you energised and not as flat. It also fills you up more so there is less room for the unhealthy foods.
10. Keep up a routine
Try to keep a routine up as much as you can throughout this period and train as much as you can like normal so it is easier to get back into the routine after the festive season.
Follow my tips and keep your fitness up throughout the festive season, then it will be much easier to get back into your routine so you are right and ready to go for the new year.
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