Now that the clocks have gone back and autumn is truly here, I’m starting to think about the days leading up to the season of calorific overload, Christmas. If you can fit in some extra workouts or runs to get rid of a few more calories, you’ll give yourself a little deficit to allow for the SLIGHT over-indulgence you’re bound to experience over the festive season!
Even short 10-minute H.I.I.T workouts have massive benefits – try doing 40 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, ten times over. Actually, that’s exactly how we finish ourMonday night class, though we call it “the sting in the tail”!
Of course, I’m always talking about portion control and the healthy alternatives to some of the more stodgy, unhealthy Christmas treats. Forced meat stuffing is a good example – and NOT something you’ll ever see in the CHRISTMAS Grinham household! I’ve even banned sweets, alcohol (except expensive reds) and cake from my gift list this year. If I don’t receive it … I can’t consume it.
Make a start on a pre-Christmas healthy regime now. Don’t leave it till December as it will be too late.
|EAT LESS:Sugar – keep an eye out for hidden sugars in food stuffs
Cakes, biscuits, crisps, salted nuts
Processed foods (too many to list)
|EAT MORE:Unsweetened muesli, porridge
Oily fish, chicken and game
Varieties of fresh fruit and veg – mix the colours – lots daily