Important food tips over Christmas
1. Stay well hydrated with water during the day. A minimum of 2 litres per day is essential in maintaining our levels needed for digestion, elimination and restoring what we lose every day. Start the day with 200 mls of warm water and the juice of half a lemon. Adding some magnesium to a big glass of water at night will also help you sleep and keep you hydrated over night.
2. Watch the nibbles at parties and functions - cheese, dips and crackers are often put out at functions but avoid where possible. These may look healthy but are often loaded in hidden calories as well as fat and starch. Where possible swop the crackers for veggie sticks and stick to non creamy dips such as hummus, beetroot or tzatziki.
3. Start the day with a good breakfast that has some added protein. A seeded muesli topped with yoghurt, protein smoothie with fresh berries or poached eggs and mashed avocado will set you up for the day and help manage blood sugar levels that will regulate appetite and reduce temptation to excess carbs and junk food.