Tips to avoid festive weight gain

:: Slow your drinking down at Christmas parties.

:: Slow your drinking down at Christmas parties.

:: Trim the fat from meat, and make sure your turkey's served without skin.

:: Fill up on healthier food like fruit or vegetables.

:: Instead of crisps, snack on dried fruits.

:: Start Christmas Day with a healthy, filling breakfast such as boiled egg and wholemeal toast, to prevent snacking later.

:: Go for an after-lunch walk.

:: Put some Christmas music on and dance in the living room to burn calories.

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