Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Surviving the Holiday Season


For every glass of alcohol you consume make sure you drink a glass of water to keep yourself hydrated and in control.


Rather than drinking full strength alcohol try a beer shandy or a white wine sprizter and save yourself half the calories.


Make sure you eat before you head out so you are less likely to overindulge on party food or have too much to drink.


There are a multitude of low calorie and low carb beers and wines to choose from these days to assist you in watching your waist line.


Don’t allow other people to top up your glass especially if you are driving, ensure you know what a standard drink looks like.


Avoid the Punch Bowl or the Slushie Machine these drinks a full of sugar and therefore calories and contain large amounts of alcohol.


Try not to socialize around the buffet table – out of sight is definitely out of mind.


Don’t succumb to peer pressure when it comes to drinking and food. Just because it is offered does not mean you have to eat/drink it.  Instead opt for healthy appetizers and sensible drinking.


Don’t beat yourself up too much if you have a splurge on your favourite dessert or cocktail. Rather hit the gym the next day or go for a run instead to burn off those extra calories.


Keep in mind there are no ‘quick fixes’ to weight loss, crash dieting before an event will only lead to bingeing down the track. Instead opt for a healthy eating plan and aim to move your body for at least an hour everyday.