Are You Suffering From Post Christmas Bulge?

Now I don’t know about you, but having just finished celebrating ‘Christmas Lunch Number 3’ – I’m starting to feel the affects of having a post Christmas bulge!

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Why did I have 3 Christmas lunches you ask? Well as a shift worker I had to work on Christmas day, as did my hubby (and on opposite shifts might I add) – so we celebrated the day a week before, the day after and 4 days later with friends and family.

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A bit disjointed I know but hey – we got to enjoy an entire week full of Christmas festivities!

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So as you are slowly clearing out your fridge of left overs, and more than likely stocking up again for New Year’s celebrations, I thought now might be an appropriate time to give you some tips to help you beat the Post-Christmas bulge.

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1. Drink more water – As we tend to drink larger quantities of alcohol and soft drinks this time of year, make an effort to drink more water by having a glass of water inbetween the other drinks. Not only will the added water fill you up and stop you from eating so much, but it’s also going to keep you hydrated which in turn will help boost your energy levels.

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2. Have a juice or a smoothie instead of a full meal Give your stomach a break by having a fresh juice or smoothie as a meal once a day. This smoothie that I had today had banana, mango and home grown organic passionfruit courtesy of a friend from work and it was scrumptious! Juices and smoothies are great because they are easy to digest and your body can absorb the nutrients from the food so much more easily.
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So don’t feel guilty about how much food and ‘alcoholic beverages’ that you’re enjoying over the Christmas and New Year period.
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You can still enjoy the festive season and eat and drink all that naughty stuff that we’re not supposed too, but just incorporate these 2 tips over the holidays and you’ll be feeling a lot less bloated and a lot more energized so that you can really make the most of the festive season!
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Happy New Year!

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5 thoughts on “Are You Suffering From Post Christmas Bulge?

  1. Hi Audra! I have a bottle of water on my desk..and had a smoothie for lunch..now I've a bellyache..any other suggestion?!
    Wishing you a very happy New Year! :)))

  2. Smoothie looks so good! I overdid xmas so much that I have taken it very easy for new years (this is a first)!!
    Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2010!!