• Aine Boyle

My Top Christmas Survival Tips


How can you have a great time without either depriving yourself or putting on lots of weight? This Christmas Survival Guide will give you some ideas for what to avoid and what fabulous healthy and

delicious choices you can make in order for you to look good and feel healthy in January!


  1. Don't even TRY to diet over the festive period: Set a maintenance goal instead. This is more realistic and much more achievable. This will give you the freedom to enjoy yourself without the feelings of deprivation or the pressure to rebel.

  2. Aim for more Low GL dishes: think wholegrains, warm salads (leftover turkey, ham, smoked salmon etc), roast veggies, soups, quinoa, brown rice, buckewheat, lentils, chickpeas etc. You tummy will thank you for them and they will help balance your blood sugars (think mood and energy).

  3. Normal routines go out the window: However, make sure you don’t forget about yourself and still take the time to plan your food. That way, you will still have the right choices in the house and it will be much easier for you to succeed. If you have a specific health goal, it is a shame to fail just because you don't have the right foods to hand. This is so easy to avoid just by giving it a few minutes thought and preparation.

  4. Choose your alcohol wisely: Avoid creamy or sweet drinks. Try to drink with food as this will reduce the impact of alcohol (and sugar) on your blood stream and avoid those dread sugar dips or low energy.

  5. Continue with some form of exercise over Christmas and New Year: If your usual classes aren’t running, choose other options such as online classes instead or go for a brisk walks with friends and family.

  6. AND .....my favourite tip of all ......BE GENTLE AND KIND TO YOURSELF: If you do happen to overindulge, enjoy whatever you are indulging in and get back on track afterwards. Don't go on a guilt trip.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and if you want to book in for a 20 minute Health & Energy review for 2022, just click here to book your slot in January.

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