I’m the last person in the world who wants to put any dampeners on anybody’s New Year, eat drink and be merry that’s my fundamental advise for this time of year. However there are a few things you can do to minimize your time on the treadmill come January.
1) Simply buy less, if your anything like me you will continue eating long past the point it is enjoyable and long into the point where you feel sick. If you stock up on less, you will binge less. You might think stocking up mass piles of biscuits and chocolates is essential to ensure a happy New Year. But just remember there is plethora of shops open later on New Year and still plenty of Christmas bargains to be had, so if you run out you can always pop out.
2) Do something active for at least 20mins each day on the run up to New Year, be this a walk, playing with the kids or having a wee boogie to some classics tunes til midnight. Keeping moving even for short periods of time will make a big difference in the long run.
3) Swap a full glass of wine, beer, gin for a half and really savour it, you can still have fun and join in with the cheer but with half the empty calories. This can also help avoid a too crippling New Years Day hangover or at least half it.