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Stress can play havoc with your health, and the last thing you want is to spend your holidays feeling ill. Don’t let the holidays overwhelm you. Plan and stick to a budget, make sure your family and friends support you when organising events or meals, and find time to rest in between planning festivities.
HANDLE AND PREPARE FOOD SAFELY
If you’re preparing meals for the festive season, it’s important to keep hygiene in mind. With so much going on there’s always a risk of cross-contamination, so make sure any raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs, as well as their juices, are kept well away from ready-to-eat foods and surfaces. Cook food at the correct temperature, even if Christmas dinner is a little later than planned.
CHOOSE YOUR TREATS CAREFULLY
If you’re watching your weight, you don’t have to let Christmas go by without indulging a little. Make substitutions for certain things, like swapping biscuits and sweets with dark chocolate and sweet, seasonal fruits.
DON’T SKIP MEALS
It’s easy to fill up on high-calorie snacks and treats, and skip your regular, more nutritious meals. Try to cut down on filling snacks, and keep to regular mealtimes to avoid blood sugar levels dipping and rising too much.