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Simple Ways To Slim Down For The Christmas Party

Simple Ways To Slim Down For The Christmas Party

With Christmas fast approaching, so is the Work Christmas Party, which is often the highlight of the work social calendar. It can often cause stress when thinking about what you are going to wear, and you definitely want to look your best before all the photos are posted to all your colleagues your colleagues across social media.

Here is a selection of simple ways to help you feel great for the Christmas party;

  • Follow exante 5:2

With Christmas fast approaching why don’t you try following the intermittent fasting 5:2 plan? Eating a healthy diet for 5 days, and then for 2 days you fast on just 800 calories. During your fasting day you could start with an exante porridge, have a Chocolate shake for lunch and then Chicken Fajita Meal Replacement with some added chicken for dinner.

Melanie followed exante 5:2 and lost an incredible 4 stone. Melanie said “when I was size 20 all I wanted to do was hide away. Now I feel happy again in my own skin… it’s a wonderful feeling!” Read more about her story here.

  • Eat with your less dominant hand

If you are following exante 5:2, during the 5 days of ‘normal’ eating, try and slow yourself down when eating so you don’t rush through your food. A great piece of advice is to put the spoon or fork in your less dominant hand – this can help you to eat smaller mouthfuls at a more steady pace, helping you to feel fuller for longer.

  • Follow exante 800

If you want to lose more weight, why don’t you try the exante 800 plan over the next few weeks up until the Christmas party? Consume 800 calories every day with this calorie deficit, which can aid loss you with weight loss and help you to feel incredible.

  • Avoid alcohol

For the next few weeks why not go on a detox and skip the empty calories of the glass of wine or pint of beer? They are sources of hidden calories that could damage your calorie deficit. Avoiding alcohol could have a variety of health benefits, and one of them is to help you maintain a healthy weight. (1)

Also, limiting your alcohol intake should mean you have a better quality sleep so you feel refreshed and perhaps a little more motivated the next day to stay on track with your weight loss journey. (2)

  • Set yourself weekly goals

Having a plan with weekly goals could only help you steadily lose weight and stay on track with your weight loss journey. Writing down your goals in a notepad or diary can make them feel more real.

  • Drink plenty of water

Water is an appetite suppressant and the NHS recommends you drink plenty of water, and ensuring you stay hydrated throughout the day is important to your overall health. Also, sometimes we mistake dehydration for hunger, so staying hydrated could mean that you won’t fall into this trap of snacking when your body is actually craving water.

  • Use smaller plates

Using smaller plates has been shown to help some people automatically eat fewer calories. (4) You may remember the days of being a little child, and being told by your parents or grandparents to finish everything on your plate? It has almost been ingrained into our minds that we must finish all the food on the plate. To avoid over facing yourself, why don’t you try and offer yourself a smaller portion on a smaller plate? So your food still fills the plate, but there is actually less there. Trick your mind into thinking you are eating a full plate of food.

  • Take note of calories

If you are following exante 5:2, during your 5 days of your non-fasting days, we recommend you still take care to look at how many calories you are consuming, look at the packaging of products before buying, or before you go to a restaurant check out the nutritionals of the menu so you can make smart decisions.

Exante meal replacements could support you with your weight loss goals for the Christmas party. An alternative to the 5:2 diet plan is our exante 4 week plan, which is filled with many best sellers like our bars, shakes and other meals? During these weeks you could follow exante 800 to really help kick start your calorie deficit and subsequent weight loss.

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Disclaimer – you should only be following an exante diet plan if you match up with the terms and conditions.

Aimee Heeran

Aimee Heeran

Writer and expert

Aimee graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019. It was during her time at University that her love of fitness and nutrition truly began. She’s always loved an active lifestyle from a small child. Aimee frequently enjoys going to the gym, regular hot yoga classes and going for long country walks. She loves trying new activities and in the last 12 months has tried jet skiing, horse riding, and her first 10K race.