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|12 Dec 2017|3 mins

How to stay healthy over Christmas

Five ways you can come out of party season on top
Lucy E Cousins
12 Dec 2017
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Ahhh… the silly season. The perfect excuse to drink, party and be merry! And while it can be an epic time for your Insta feed, it can also make you feel bloated and tired come January 2. Luckily, according to dietician Caitlin Reid, there are a few ways you can reduce the impact.

Advice
|12 Dec 2017|3 mins

How to stay healthy over Christmas

Five ways you can come out of party season on top
Lucy E Cousins
12 Dec 2017
Share:

Ahhh… the silly season. The perfect excuse to drink, party and be merry! And while it can be an epic time for your Insta feed, it can also make you feel bloated and tired come January 2. Luckily, according to dietician Caitlin Reid, there are a few ways you can reduce the impact.

1. Drink wisely

According to Caitlin, the best drink to reach for is a white spirit, such as a vodka or white rum, mixed with soda water and fresh lime. She does stress though that drinking too much can have some serious side effects, so stick to just a few.

2. Avoid party food

While we do love anything with pastry or deep-fried (obviously), Caitlin suggests having a high-protein meal before you go out, something like a chicken, quinoa and vegetable salad. It’ll keep you satisfied and reduce snacking.

3. Sleep in

Give yourself a break and make sure you get enough sleep during party season. For the morning after breaky, Caitlin’s choice is a carb-heavy meal like eggs with smoked salmon and avocado on wholegrain toast and a freshly squeezed veggie juice. And plenty of water.

4. Work out

It’s a no brainer but maintaining your fitness routine will help your body detox from last night’s yum cha party. For stress release, Caitlin suggests a 90-minute yin yoga class as well as practicing deep breathing.

5. Support your feet

To look after your tired heels, try buying gel foot beds and having a foot spa or bath the following night. Caitlin’s secret for relieving lower back pain from her heels is sleeping with a pillow under her knees (if sleeping on her back) or between her knees if she’s on her side.

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Lucy E Cousins
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