- Wholemeal oats with fruit and prunes and sweetened with honey or maple syrup.
- Wholegrain toast with avocado, tomato and poached egg topped with spinach and generous dob of cottage cheese.
3. Make a muesli parfait - Start with fresh or frozen fruit, add a layer of Natural muesli pre-mixed with nuts, LSA, dried fruit and a good fibre mix, topped yogurt and more fruit.
When the celebration calls for BYO:
- Bring a bottle of natural mineral water. The side effects of alcohol are a depletion of calcium, sodium, zinc and magnesium so COMBAT it with cool glasses of mineral water between cocktails to keep your electrolytes stable.
- If there is fruit and fresh vege on offer make sure that you fill up on the good stuff, and just indulge a little in the delicious fatty foods and sweets;
- Give yourself at least 20 minutes before going back for seconds - this is how long it takes for your stomach to register that you are full;
- Do the Christmas push up - PUSH YOURSELF AWAY FROM THE TABLE WHEN YOU ARE FULL.
- Cold, cold watermelon
- Fresh lemons or limes to serve with ice cold water (and give your poor liver a little detox)
- Dried figs, fruits and dates and fresh cold grapes to add to your cheese plates
- Goats cheese - it is the healthy alternative to Bries and Camemberts
- Unsalted fresh nuts as healthy protien nibbles
- Fruit fruit fruit fruit fruit - looks colourful and fresh served on big platters and is so EASY to prepare. Eat before and after meals to flush away fat!
- Lettuce Lettuce Lettuce - all sorts of lettuce and spinach - it is the basis of any quick, delicious salad to both entertain and nourish.
Can't get to a Sweat Depot class? Check out our upcoming 5 minute 'Hello Santa workout' blog that will keep you strong for your New Year return.