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Christmas on a diet

Christmas on a Diet


Christmas on a diet


The holiday season is upon us again!

I cant believe another year has passed us by!

A few key milestones for our diet team this year include bringing on Kate Bennett as part of the team, Monica coming back from maternity leave after having her third baby, and the development of our soon to be released e-recipe book!

You will be hearing a lot about the book in upcoming posts, but expect easy recipes that can be made using fresh, wholefoods. Most recipes have a gluten-free, dairy-free or low FODMAP option, with the key focus being on vegetables and management of inflammation in our bodies, either as a result of health conditions, or as a preventative for avoiding some lifestyle associated conditions.

For now though, a few tips to help you get through Christmas Day:

  • Fit in some physical activity – a short walk in the morning or a round of backyard cricket (a tradition in my family!) are perfect. When you fit in a little bit of exercise on the day, it can help you relax into what can be a stressful day and will also leave you feeling better once all the festivities are over
  • Take a look at all the food on offer before choosing what you want, then choose what you will enjoy most. If you want to try everything, take a small amount.
  • Eat slowly, and mindfully. The food will be amazing, so savour each and every bite.
  • Christmas on a diet is never a good idea. Avoid worrying about diets or weight… eat and drink intuitively, and when you’ve had enough, listen to your body and stop.

And if you’re having a drink or two on Christmas Day or over the holiday period, check out our guide to different alcohols here to ensure you don’t cause your body any unnecessary stress on the day.

The diet team and everyone at BJC Health would like to wish each and every one of you a happy, safe Christmas break with your loved ones. Thank you for making 2015 such a great year!

FODMAP list download