COUNTING DOWN TO CHRISTMAS If you don’t already, start tracking what you eat – it’s a habit that can result in healthier food choices.
Keep your weight and healthy lifestyle behaviours on track with this handy four-week festive plan.
4 WEEKS TO GO: If your friends and family exchange gifts on the 25th, ask them to support your weightloss achievement with a ‘no food gifts policy’ this year.
Buddy up with a friend or fellow WW member and check in with them regularly in the lead-up to Christmas to help keep each other on track.
3 WEEKS TO GO: Challenge yourself to switch your usual snacks for fruit and vegetables for the whole month of December. Sticking to one simple food rule like this can equal significant kilojoule savings. 2 WEEKS TO GO: Set yourself a healthy four-week challenge to see you through Christmas and the New Year, so you have something to re-focus on if you experience a festive blip.
Research and select recipes that create lighter versions of Christmas classics which you can cook on the big day. See our food section, starting on page 48, for inspiration.
1 WEEK TO GO: If your usual exercise class goes on holiday over Christmas, use this week to plan and commit to alternative ways to be active.
Plan your meals and snacks for this week and Christmas Day. Create a ‘festive food’ shopping list and take it grocery shopping with you. It’s a research-backed weight-loss friendly strategy!