Have you ever wondered why one of the top New Year’s resolutions is “weight loss” !?
It’s because many reading this will have a repeated seasonal pattern “fall off” or go into a binge weeks before Christmas Day…
Then with so much unmanaged sugar in your blood, you will have to battle cravings…
I’m not here to tell you that you should be dieting or losing weight over Christmas. I’m here to tell you that you can enjoy Christmas more than ever, without having to undo a button or have an additional size to lose, or gain any weight.
Yes, you heard me right, you are allowed to indulge but without the consequences playing on your mind in the New Year. It’s all about BALANCE! I want to help you get rid of the stress and anxiety ahead through Christmas, by sharing my top tips with you!
We don’t have to keep falling into the festive seasonal over indulge trap!
I’m here to help you break that repeated cycle of having so you don’t have to spend the first 1-3 months of the year getting back to square 1.
All those traditional treats every year are nice and familiar, you don’t necessarily have to skip out on them to enjoy the festive season.
- Christmas is all about mindset! If you believe that every Christmas you gain weight, that will be your experience. The key to changing this belief is to prove that this isn’t true just once. You don’t need to lose weight over Christmas, you simply need to not gain any weight.
2. Let’s be clear, Christmas is 3 days long ONLY! Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, although really it is just one day, Christmas Day. Regardless, how much damage can you actually do in 3 days?! If you only have treats for 3 days, you won’t gain any noticeable weight.
3. Store treat up “damage control” There is just over a week until Christmas, which means that you could crack down and lose weight before Christmas. Imagine if you felt leaner and slimmer at Christmas time, you then have some room for those treats.
4. Choose the amount of treats you have for a day and once it’s gone, that’s it. So if it’s a bowl of crisps – stick to it. Make sure these are treats that you know you can stop when the time comes – if crisps send you on a habitual craving spree, then choose something else. This also goes for Christmas dessert.
5. Call your B.S excuses out. (See photo below) write down the reasons you think you will gain weight over Christmas. For example, I ate too much cake. Then put a reason why that’s not true, for example; I can control how much cake I eat. Now cross the belief out and make your new reason your goal.
There is no need to fall off the wagon, there is no wagon. You can establish control and treat yourself.
Here’s what my Christmas eating looks like to achieve my goal of feeling lean and slim through the festive season.
Pre-Christmas Day (start now)
- No treats or really tiny treats.
- Snack on nuts.
- A massive Christmas dinner – yes, with loads of cauliflower and cheese, and meat.
- A piece of cheesecake for dessert.
- I like to bring it back to a healthy balance; eating only leftover meat and stuffing that my family has made.
If you aren’t able to hold off the weight gain over Christmas and need some help in the new year, be sure to consider joining my Weight Loss Breakthrough in a Box which will help you stay on track in the right positive mindset for weight loss! Have a wonderful Christmas!