10 things you wish you knew last Christmas
How to have a healthier Christmas
1. Go with the holiday flow
Manage your expectations and set realistic goals. If you’re on a weight-loss journey, try to maintain during December and then focus on new goals in January. Take a look at our 3 Christmas eating strategies for more advice.
2. Be a healthy snack host
Stock up on fresh seafood, homemade rice paper rolls, summer fruit, low-fat dips and vegetable sticks. Looking inspiration on how to prepare a healthier Christmas day feast? Check our WW Christmas recipes.
3. Pep up with protein
Add a hard-boiled egg, canned tuna, a few roasted nuts or some skinless chicken breast to your salad to help keep you fuller for longer.
4. Switch your usual snacks
Set yourself a goal to only snack on fresh fruit and vegetables for the whole month of December by making the most of WW ZeroPoint™ foods! Sticking to one simple goal like this can add up to significant SmartPoints® savings.
5. Drink wisely
Choose the increasing range of lower kilojoule bubbly, beer and wine brands. Remember that low-carb beers do not automatically equal lower kilojoules and light beers, which contain less alcohol, are often the better choice. Read more about alcohol and weight loss.
6. Ask for food support
Buddy up with another WW member or a family member who seems to have Christmas under control. Ask them about their strategies, call them on a daily basis to compare meal plans or to swap recipes. You can also get great ideas and support in our member's only Connect community.
7. Splurge differently
Ask your friends and family for support with your weight-loss efforts and enforce a no-treats-please rule. Let them know that you’re happy to swap chocolates and mince pies for a music download voucher, so you have the latest tunes to walk or workout to.
8. Don’t go hungry
If you arrive at a function hungry, this can easily get the better of your smart decision making and result in overeating. Before you go, curb your appetite with choosing ZeroPoint foods.
9. Party smart
Try to focus on the occasion rather than the food. Mingle as far away from the buffet as possible, dance the night away, enjoy good conversation or wear a large bangle to act as a break, by catching your eye every time you reach for a canapé.
10. Book your break
With all the silly season planning, you can often feel like just getting away from it all. So, do it! Go for an exotic trek or a week-long bush walking adventure – anything that keeps you happy, healthy and active.