Christmas and New Year

As the year comes to an end, the influx of social events and get-togethers surrounding food and drinks are abundant. As important as it is to enjoy the social events surrounding Christmas and New Year’s, they do make it more challenging to stick to a healthy dietary intake.

Undeniably, the Pavlova is non-negotiable but here is a couple of tips to guide you to the end of the silly season without feeling sluggish and bloated.

  1. Portion Control

A little too often we overeat and sometimes sit there feeling a bit ill (until we undo our top button). Try to serve up your plate and use a small plate. If your eyes were too big for your stomach, remember that it is OK not to finish it all!

  1. Divide up your plate

As you serve up your dish, try to remember that majority of it should be colourful salads and vegetables, followed by roast meats for your protein and a small fist-size serving of carbs, such as potatoes.

  1. Eat regularly

As tempting as it might be to ‘save’ for a festive lunch or dinner, the hungrier you are, the less likely you are to snack. By eating more frequently, ironically, the more likely you are to overall reduce your serving size.

  1. Provide healthier options

Utilising fresh vegetable sticks, wholegrain crackers and fresh fruit are refreshing and satisfying additions to grazing plates. Let’s face it, a wedge of camembert tastes delicious no matter what the base!

From us at Hammer’s, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday, enjoy the festivities and bring on 2020!

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