Cavegirl kitchen – Christmas choices
Christmas is one of the few times in a year where people really indulge and loosen the rules when it comes to nutrition. This is inevitably paired with the common new years resolution to lose weight, however you don’t need to pile on the pounds over the festive period. By making a few simple changes you will not only have more energy for all those parties and family gatherings, but you’ll also look great and won’t need to take extreme measures come January 1st!
According to figures the average persons puts on around 5lbs over Christmas and studies have shown this weight is very rarely lost…
Easy Christmas swaps
- Sweet potato instead of white potato
- Homemade activated nuts instead of salted peanuts
- Vegetable crudités instead of crackers
- Good quality 85% dark chocolate over milk/white chocolate
- Homemade “healthy” mince pie over shop bought (see recipe next week)
- Fill up on proteins and fats over carbs and sugar
- Keep healthy snacks accessible
Another way of keeping yourself on track during all the festivities is by watching your alcohol intake, I’m not saying you have to give up alcohol all together, but by making a few simple changes you’ll save hundreds of calories and probably £££ too!
Avoid liquors and cocktails, as these tend to be creamy and full of sugar, alternate your drinks with still or sparkling water and never use energy drinks as your mixer.
This is the time of year when everyone throws caution to the wind and says “well its Christmas” by way of justification for that extra drink, or one more chocolate from the tin. We’re not saying cut out all the treats and be miserable, just make sensible choices and don’t go overboard. However, if you do, don’t worry because help is at hand in the form of our January 30 day detox.
A plan designed to get you back on track in the new year and detox your body after mass consumption of sugar and help you to look and feel your best! You can read more about the plan here.
The Christmas countdown is on – make good choices!