Christmas is associated with gorging on unhealthy food and splashing out gifts and generally spending lots of money. But it doesn’t have to be like that.
Food is a big part of the festivity and we can all easily fall off the health bandwagon during this time of feasting, but you can still enjoy the festive season in a HEALTHY WAY on a budget.
Healthy Mummy Kellie Trewden reveals her 12 tips for a healthy Christmas…
Kellie reveals 12 tips to stay healthy over Christmas
Make lists of what you need to do and tick them off as you go. Stress can cause a heap of health tissues and not to mention cause emotional eating.
2 Be prepared
If you have lots to do like last minute shopping or planning. Have snacks in your handbag, fill your water bottle up, have your lunches prepped or even take a Healthy Mummy Smoothie on the go with you.
3. Opt for healthy sides
Wow the crowd with healthy side dishes and desserts. Alongside all those delicious meats make some amazing side dishes that no one will complain about. There are heaps of recipes on the NEW Christmas Cookbook.
Treats like the Healthy Fruit Trifle can be found in our new Cookbook.
4. Wake early
Get up early and get that workout in. Before the busy day starts make time for you. Get that workout done then you can enjoy the festivities with your family (maybe even have that nap after your fantastic feast).
5. Buy active gifts
Another way to stay active is to get the kids some active presents… volleyball, basketball, soccer nets, totem tennis, new bikes, or water pistols.
Not only will you be getting active together, you will feel better mentally AND your kids will love that you are playing with them.
6. Stay hydrated
Water is important. Especially in the warmer months. I know how easily it is to forget to drink when busy. Set little alarms if you have to or make your water interesting by adding fresh fruits or even flavoured teabags.
7. Everything in moderation
We know Christmas calls for celebration and The Healthy Mummy often says everything in moderation.
8. Be mindful
If you’ve been put in charge of the cooking, be mindful of what your putting in your mouth. I know all too well that it’s easy to taste test everything. But a little bit of everything adds up quickly.
Try not to cook on an empty stomach. Have some easy snacks on hand or a smoothie you can sip on.
9. Make a simple workout playlist
We know it can be difficult to get motivated when there so much fun to be had.
10. Set yourself a goal
If your feeling overwhelmed going into the festive season choose one healthy habit to focus on. For example: no alcohol, skip the nibbles, or only one serve of dessert. Choose one thing you can stick to and focus solely on that one thing.
11. Make time for some ‘me time’
It’s not selfish to look after you. Read a book, try out yoga. Give mind body breath a go on the Challenge Members app.
12. Enjoy yourself
Nothing says ‘healthy’ like looking after your mental health and enjoying the time with your loved ones.
Kellie’s weight loss journey
Kellie has lost 20kgs and her confidence has skyrocketed, she is feeling like a totally new person.
“I know this is what losing 20kg looks like but I never imagined what it could feel like.”
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