Top tips for a healthy Christmas from Siobhan
**Make sure you start each day with a good breakfast. Try a vegetable omelette with wholegrain bread. This will set you up for the day and help you resist the urge to start on the selection box first thing in the morning.
**When it comes to nibbles have lots of cruditees on display e.g. cucumber, pepper and celery sticks as well as wholegrain crackers instead of crisps.
**Turkey is less fatty option for Christmas day than goose or duck. If you are cooking Turkey, prick the skin to allow fat to drain out and remove the skin before eating. Don’t forget to pile the carrots and Brussels sprouts high whilst watching out for the roast potatoes (I know that’s a hard one). For dessert, add half-fat crème fresh to Christmas pudding instead of cream. Or make a fruit salad instead.
**You can enjoy a drink, but try to go for drinks with a lower alcohol content. For example, try buying wines with a 10.5% ABV as opposed to 13% or drink wine spritzers. Alternate drinks with juices and water. Remember to keep drinking lots of water so you don’t get dehydrated.
**Take a walk and get a bit of fresh air instead of vegging out in front of the box.