Updated 18 September 2015

Survive the party season

Office parties, Christmas parties and all-round summer celebrations. It's that time of the year again – when trying to preserve your svelte figure can become a bit of a battle.


Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas or New Year, everywhere you go, all the nice ‘goodies’ associated with the festive season are all around you and seem to shout ‘EAT ME!’

DietDoc has the following advice:

 - Don't worry too much about gaining weight – the more you worry, the more cortisol your body produces (a situation which can actually make you gain weight)

- Just enjoy your holiday and relax

 - Make a plan to do some walking or swimming every day or pack your skipping rope and skip for 30 minutes a day

- Make good food choices when eating out. Choose salads, grilled fish, fresh fruit etc

- Go easy on the alcohol. Dilute whatever you drink with ice, water, soda water or artificially sweetened cold drinks

Read more:

Thwart holiday weight gain
5 festive season emergencies that can leave you broke


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