Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Slimmer Festive Pickings

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Slimmer Festive Pickings

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INCREDIBLY, the average person consumes some 3,000 extra calories per day at Christmas - no wonder we gain up to 4lbs!

Try these seasonal food tricks to avoid the festive flab...

SHOP WITH SENSE AT CHRISTMAS it's surprisingly easy to panic buy, fill the trolley high and spend a small fortune - only to end up with too much food which you eat just because it's there. Before your big seasonal shop, write a detailed list, looking at each meal over the break, day by day, so you can be realistic about how much you need to buy.

PICK RIGHT ON NIGHTS OUT MANY Christmas bookings ask you to make your menu choices in advance, so you should be able to select healthier options - without booze or peer pressure clouding your judgement! Soups, lean turkey breast with lots of veg, and fruit for dessert will all help keep your diet on track. …

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