Tips to reduce festive tummy problems

:: Swap Christmas pudding and mince pies for poached pears.

:: Swap Christmas pudding and mince pies for poached pears.

:: Roast potatoes in olive oil.

:: Swap cauliflower cheese for steamed vegetables.

:: Alternate alcoholic drinks with water/juice.

:: Swap Brussels sprouts for carrots.

:: Opt for salads, lean meats, fish and light sauces whenever possible.

:: Don't skip breakfast - it can help stimulate bowel movements.

:: Eat slowly and take time between courses.