Christmas is just around the corner and a lot of us will have glitzy parties to go to.
Many of us try to lose weight so we can look our best for these occasions – and luckily, it’s not too late to tone up.
We’ve got seven tips that will get you squeezing into your favourite LBDs in just a week.
Nutritionist Amie Richard, who works for BodyChef,revealed her top tips for the festive season.
1. Start the day well
Every morning, drink a mug of warm water with a chunk of fresh lemon and ginger in it.
This is great for digestion and shedding excesses water weight.
2. Go big on breakfast
Don’t be tempted to skip meals in an effort to get that zip up.
The earlier you eat, the more time your body will have to burn off the calories.
Protein is your friend and will keep you feeling full, so try out poached eggs with smoked salmon on rye bread, organic porridge oats with Greek yoghurt and fruit or avocado with pumpkin seeds on sourdough toast.
3. Swerve the festive drinks
While there are plenty of delicious winter-themed coffees and hot chocs on the market, it may be best to give them a miss.
Sipping on one eggnogg latte could set you back a mighty 460 calories.
Simply cutting one of these drinks every day could make a huge difference.
It save you 3,500 calories a week, which is the equivalent of almost two days food.
4. Choose between pud and booze
’Tis the season to eat and drink copious amounts… but life is all about balance.
If you fancy a couple of glasses of wine then you may want to forfeit the pudding or the starter.
5. Cut out carbs at dinner
Carbohydrates are an important part of our diet, so it’s never wise to restrict them completely.
The food type is great for the morning time, as it can be burned off throughout the day.
But having carbs in the evening can leave excess energy in your fat-cells, preventing you from toning up.
6. Put temptation out of sight
Temptation is harder if it’s in plain sight.
Always store leftovers and post-meal choccies out of arm’s reach.
This will prevent you mindlessly munching your way through them without realising how many calories you’re putting away.
7. Don’t wait until January to get fit
You don’t need to make a New Year’s resolution to join the gym.
Simply walking 10,000 steps a day can keep your fitness ticking over.
This simple regime allows you to burn an added 400-500 calories per day.