How to Cope With Post-Christmas Weight Gain

Let’s face it, 2020 was one hell of a year and we all deserved festive feasting aplenty over the Christmas break. But now we’re on the other side, you may be unhappy with Christmas weight gain if you’ve stepped onto the scales for the first time this year. 

It’s not the end of the world and you can get back on track with your nutrition and health goals. And if you don’t have any yet, now’s the time to set some. Here are some tips for refocusing yourself and taking action. 

Use this as a learning experience

If you’re unhappy with any weight you’ve gained over the Christmas break, use this as an opportunity to learn. What threw you off track? Did certain emotions underpin excessive eating or drinking? Are there any triggers or saboteurs you need to be mindful of? Asking these questions can help you identify certain triggers and help you stay focused on your weight loss goals.

Remind yourself of your goals

Don’t currently have any goals? Then this is the perfect time to set some. Refocus your priorities and ensure your health and fitness are right at the top. If weight loss (or health in general) is important to you, then it needs to be a priority that you make time for everyday. Weight loss doesn’t happen by itself – it requires commitment to daily actions and decisions that bring you closer to your end goal. 

Act right away

There are times when we dread the scales because we already know what they’re going to tell us. But don’t let your festive fun stop you in your tracks completely. Don’t beat yourself up or feel sorry for yourself – just get back on it. The sooner you smash your first workout or do your first food shop, you’ll feel tons better. Get back into your routine of exercise, clean eating and logging meals – and if you don’t have any of these practices in place already, start doing them!

Ask for help

If you’re already following one of my nutrition programmes, then refer back to the guidelines I’ve given you. If you’re not on any programme and want to lose weight, get in touch with me. My programmes are delivered online and tailored to your needs, body and goals. Nutrition programmes provide structure, support and keep you accountable, all of which will help you stay on track with goals.

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