Staying Healthy

Simple Ways To Slim Down For The Christmas Party

Christmas party

Christmas is fast approaching and so is the Work Christmas Party, which is often the highlight of the work social calendar. It can be stressful trying to work out what you’re going to wear and, as much as we convince ourselves not to overthink, there’s always a little bit of pressure to look and feel your best!

Whether you’re looking to lose some of that post-pandemic weight or just want to get your body healthy before the festive period, we’ve got you covered with our simple steps to help you feel fabulous just in time for Christmas!

For a Fast Fix

While we don’t usually encourage exante as a ‘fast fix’ unless it’s for serious health conditions, the 5:2 diet can be a great way to slim down without being do extreme. Put simply, the 5:2 diet means eating a healthy diet for 5 days, and then fasting on 800 calories for the other 2. During your fasting days, you could try a whole range of exciting meal replacement options from our range. Whether it’s porridge, a festive meal replacement bar or a shake, there’s something for everyone on our website.


Not sure which products to try? Shop our 5:2 Box here


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.

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

Not sure what a calorie deficit is? Check out our blog below to find out more

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Avoid alcohol

Okay, we know this is a hard one! But, for the next few weeks, why not go on a detox and skip the empty calories of the wine and 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)

Don’t worry, we wouldn’t let you miss out completely! We’ve got a full range of delicious substitutes that are perfect for upping your water intake without feeling like you’re missing out. Our Mulled Wine flavour of BURST is limited edition over the Christmas period and can be enjoyed warm- just like real mulled wine! Each sachet is just 15 calories, low in sugar and enriched with multivitamins.

Intrigued by our tasty Mulled Wine BURST? Check out the blog below to find out more

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Not a fan of mulled wine? Don’t worry, you can try our yummy caffeine-free Mocktail BURST. Just like Mulled Wine, our Mocktails sachets are packed full of vitamins and come in at just 15 calories per sachet- how great is that? Pick from Pina Colada, G&T and Mojito flavours for the ultimate taste sensation without the calories!

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.

Our Facebook Closed Group can be a great way to get involved and stay inspired. Join our private group to share stories, transformations and tips here.

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.

If you’re not a fan of plain water, why not mix things up with our yummy Water Enhancers, perfect for levelling up your drink game. Simply dilute 2.5ml into 250ml of cold water for a refreshing drink that’s only 3 calories!

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-feeding yourself, why not try and offer yourself a smaller portion on a smaller plate? It’s a great method for people who struggle to recognise their hunger queues as it helps to control the amount you’re eating.

Take note of calories

If you are following exante 5:2,  we recommend you still take care to look at how many calories you are consuming, during your non-fasting days. 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, but remember not to put too much pressure on yourself! Keep checking into our Facebook Closed Group for support over the festive season and how to stay focused on your healthy-eating goals.

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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.

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