Tips for Christmas feasting

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Believe it or not, you can have fun and still be somewhat healthy! Here are some tips to follow…

Stock your fridge with healthy alternatives. Holidays are filled with lots of partying, but you can bring your own snacks so you have an alternative to the large amounts of belly-swelling, not-so-good food. You never know, you might not be the only one who’s looking for something healthy… especially after five mince pies, a litre of soft drink and three bowls of lolly mix. You’d be surprised who reaches for the good stuff when it’s easy to access.

Hydrate. You know what’s worse than a regular hangover? A hangover on Christmas, because you want so badly to be filled with good cheer but that banging headache you have is telling you to go punch the Christmas lights off the tree. Stay hydrated even more than usual to try to avoid a hangover.

Focus on giving back. My favourite gift to get is the voucher from World Vision saying this bought some chickens for a village. Seriously, do we really need more socks or a book we’ll never read? Give some gifts to kids in need. Volunteer at the hospital.

Do a random act of kindness. Nothing makes you feel better than putting a smile on someone else’s face, and making yourself and others happy is the healthiest thing ever!

Join in on the baking process. When you help cook, you are lending a helping hand and being part of a healthy social interaction that we’ve been doing for millennia.

Get enough sleep. It will give you more energy throughout the day and keep your body regulated.

Grab your favorite people, and have a break. Your friends, family, mum, all of the above, it doesn’t matter. But take someone you love and have a fun day filled with driving around looking at lights with Christmas music, watching a Christmas movie, baking cookies, playing games, and relaxing. Because sometimes the healthiest thing you can do is have an amazing day with the ones you love!

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