Wishing all our readers a very Merry Christmas from Exante HQ!
On this magical day, we wanted to say a big thank you to all our blog readers! From healthy recipes, diet tips, life hacks and everything in between we hope that we’ve been a real help in your weight loss journey.
Now we know it’s Christmas Day and the last thing you want to be reminded about is calories, but we’d love to share a few healthy tips to save you a few calories today. Try our 4 top tips for a healthier Christmas Day…
1 | Mindful Eating On Christmas Snacks
Christmas nuts, chocolates and cheese straws are all laid out in easy reach for snacking all day, but these can really impact your calorie count and impact your weight. We’re not saying don’t touch the snacks but rather suggesting that you eat mindfully – thinking about how much often you’re going back and forth the snack tray.
2 | Go Easy On The Festive Tipple
Although we totally think Christmas is all about enjoying yourself, we do encourage you to keep an eye on what you’re drinking throughout the festive season so you don’t end up drinking your calories. To find out about the calories in your favourite drink to make a healthy swap, read our Christmas drink calorie guide.
3 | Encourage A Festive Family Walk
Whilst it’s tempting to sit down all afternoon playing games and watching TV, there’s nothing more Christmassy than going out for a festive walk and seeing all the Christmas lights in your village or city. It’s good to get all the family out before or after dinner to burn off those extra calories. You could burn up to 200 calories!
4 | Christmas Dinner Portion Control
One of the best moments of Christmas is the meal, but on average a dinner can come in at a whopping 6,000 calories – that’s 3 times more than the recommended average for a male. So, if you want to have a fantastic Christmas without piling on the pounds, check out our complete Christmas dinner portion size guide to prevent overeating the most calorific parts of your plate!