If you’ve eaten way too much over the Christmas break; all is not lost. Here’s how to get back on track over the next few days:
Snack smart. Don’t starve yourself over the next few days, but don’t dive into the left over Christmas nibblys either. If a craving hits, go for snacks that balance protein, fat, and carbs—like whole-grain crackers with peanut butter or a piece of fruit and a couple of nuts.
Distract yourself. If you do start eyeing up all the leftovers in fridge, call a friend or take a walk. By the time you’re finished, the urge should be gone. Cravings can last from 4 to 12 minutes!
Lay off the booze. Alcohol contain heaps of kilojoules—and also lowers your willpower. (So a midnight trip to the fridge for some leftover mashed potatos and gravy starts to seem like a great idea.) At least over the next few days, drink sparkling water with lime instead.
Get moving. It sounds simple, but if you ate too much, you’ll want to burn some of it off. Try to get out and about for a walk or a run to burn off those extra kilojoules a day over the next two days.