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The days are short, and the nights are long. The summer clothes are well gone, and the layers you put on allow you only restricted movement as you shield yourself from the bitter cold. Our body weight will and does fluctuate slightly during the year, so it’s to be expected that you may put on a couple of pounds around the most wonderful time of the year, which is nearly here.


This is not a green light to go mental on mulled wine and hot chocolate.

We generally put on weight around this time of the year because we tend to eat more due to the abundance of comfort food on offer.1kg – 2kg is ok and is to be expected, but 5kg – 6kg is not. We are only human after all, but doing this every single year will do nothing for you in the long term.

There are a few things that we can do to ensure that we stay as healthy as we can.

Firstly. Think back to a previous blog’s about not being a ‘yes’ person. It won’t hurt to have one or two but make sure that you don’t constantly overindulge, and constantly say yes to everything that will be non-beneficial in succeeding in the pursuit of your vision.

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Plan ahead. If you know you are going to a special event or special occasion, then make sure that you plan accordingly, to avoid absolute indulgence. This is the time of the year where these kinds of events and functions happen, so again, enjoy yourself, but don’t over do it or overindulge in loads of high-calorie food and drink.

A simple way to give yourself some breathing room is to bank calories throughout the days leading up to the event to allow you to have some little treats.

Continue to work hard and stick to your plan. This period of the year is all about enjoyment, but make sure that you make time for yourself, and your training routine, so you don’t have to spend the first few weeks of the new year playing catch up.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Make sure you go into the new year feeling wonderful, too.

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