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Simple Tips for a Healthy Festive Season

The festive season, which is the 6-week period between the end of November and mid-January, can be a busy time of year. It is a time for celebration filled with events, parties and quality time with family and friends enjoying festive food and drink. Here are some simple tips to help you through the festivities:

  • Maintain balance, enjoy some treats but don’t over-indulge.

  • Be mindful of what you eat. Eat slowly and take time to enjoy the food you are eating.

  • Aim to eat from the four food groups to ensure you have variety in your diet. Enjoy plenty of fruit and vegetables, grain foods that are mostly whole grain, choose low and reduced fat milk and milk products and enjoy lean meat and alternatives.

  • Avoid going to an event/party hungry, eat a snack beforehand and once at the event/party fill up on nutritious food first.

  • Choose drinks wisely. Drink water to stay hydrated and be mindful of your alcohol consumption.

  • Stay active. Try to do some type of exercise most days. Take advantage of the longer days and go for an evening walk with the family or play a game of cricket or soccer.

  • If you are feeling the stress of the festive season take time out and reflect on the positives over the past year. Do some light exercise (yoga, walking) to clear your head.

The festive season is a great time to think about your health and what simple changes you can make to be healthier next year. If you would like help to achieve your nutrition and wellness goals book a nutrition consultation with me for tailored evidence-based nutrition advice.


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