How to Have a Killer Festive Feast… and live to tell the tale 🎁🌱
'XMas' catches us by surprise. Every year.
Do not starve yourself for the big feast. This will only cause you to overeat and lose control over what you dish up on your plate. Have a small healthy snack before meal time, to ensure you are not starving. If you’re starving, you’ll likely dish yourself half of the glazed pork, and all of the dessert. Not this year. You’ve got this! #strength
Watch the Drinks. Alcoholic and fizzy drinks are hidden sugar and calorie bombs. Try to avoid overindulging in alcohol and choose a few non-alcoholic options. Spice them up! For example: Add some fruit or mint/rosemary to sparkling water, watermelon ice cubes, or make your own ice tea. This will not only help you avoid excessive calorie intake, but it will also help you stay well hydrated and energized.
- Mix white wine with soda water. If you don’t want to dilute your wine, go for dry wine. That contains less sugar and fewer calories.
- Avoid alcopops – especially the fruity ones! They don’t taste a lot like alcohol, which makes them super quick and easy to drink. Look out for sugar free options, or otherwise dilute them with soda-water.
- When mixing your brandy coke (etc), go for the ‘zero sugar’ soft drink options to cut down on the sugar content of your drink. This one’s a no-brainer.
By sticking to these simple guidelines and being a tad more mindful this festive season, you won’t overeat or stress your body’s delicate cycles. Start 2k19 a little lighter than usual 😉 Ps: we’ve created a feast that ticks all of my personal dietitian boxes [and one that saw Chef Gino having the time of his life in the DayToDay ‘lab’ (kitchen)] – with just a bit of lee-way given for festive fun 😉 Have a look at it over here: The DayToDay Festive Box
Merry Christmas everybody! 😀 We’ve taken the stress out of the festive season, and put together one of the best feasts of the year. Get excited for Christmas or New Year feasting, and bring on a healthier, happier 2019!
Check out the festive menu! And if you have any further tips for the Festive Season, let us know in the comments below! 😀