New Year resolutions are made too late! Best to make a few decisions prior to Christmas to arrive in the New Year in a healthy and self-satisfied state.
Here are a few to consider.
Don’t overeat on Christmas Day… especially if you have two family get‑togethers… but all of us should think ahead and restrain ourselves at lunch. By-pass Christmas pudding, pavlova, the mince tart. Do we really need a sugar hit after a meat, fish or chicken eat-fest?! I think not.’
Increase your exercise regime prior to Christmas. Burn off a few extra calories in anticipation of a probable increase in calories in the few weeks leading to Christmas.
Install an action plan for alcohol consumption. A few glasses of wine with Christmas lunch is fine, but do we really need a pre-lunch cocktail or a post-lunch port or brandy?
And best of all, by embracing the festive season this way, with a tiny forethought, there will be no stern or tough New Year resolution advice from me early in 2018!