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Going Crackers for Christmas!
November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christmas officially starts the day we finish college/university and that usually means two weeks of indulging with delicious Christmas food for most of us. Unfortunately, if we indulge too much with numerous second helpings we can’t slip our jeans on so easily the next day.
It’s so easy to get carried away over Christmas now that we have access to mum and dad’s bulging cupboards and fridge 24/7 but it’s important to practice balance. Yes, have those pigs in blankets and that mince pie just don’t have numerous portions in the one sitting and instead of lazy by the fire watching movies for 2 weeks straight, get up and have a walk.
It sounds simple but we know it’s not easy to practice surrounded by temptation so that’s why we thought we’d create some handy tips for you!
So do we have a fry up every morning ‘’because it’s Christmas’’? No- we have a fry up occasionally. A bit of bacon and sausage as part of a balanced diet isn’t a bad thing but too many fry ups will soon start to have an effect. Porridge is perfect for breakfast as it provides a slow release of energy and helps to control our appetite reducing those snacks in between meals so why not have overnight oats? If porridge isn’t your thing, how about a Christmassy omelette? Throw some eggs, spinach, cheese and chorizo in a pan and enjoy!
Everyone loves a good snack and at Christmas you’re going to be spoilt for choice – chocolates, sweets, biscuits, mince pies… you name it, you’ll see them everywhere. If you’re going to snack to keep that hunger at bay then snack on high protein foods or fruit to keep you going for longer.
Here’s the big one – Christmas Dinner!!
Big thanks to mum and dad who cook the best and biggest Christmas dinner out there whilst we sit back and chill watching Ice Age 2. All jokes aside, Christmas dinners tend to get very big if you go all out. So how can you enjoy it all without overeating and being placed in a food coma for the next two days? Balance!! Instead of having lots of everything available have smaller portions so that you don’t over indulge e.g. have 2 slices of turkey, 2 pigs in blankets, 1 Yorkshire pud and one spoon of cauliflower cheese. That way, you get a bit of everything (including your greens, Brussel sprouts always count!) but don’t start getting that ‘’oh my god, too much food’’ pain 5 minutes into your dinner.
I hope this helps, but please do remember that above all, Christmas is to enjoy, refresh your mind and body and spend time with your loved ones.