Diet Doctor: Take Control

Feeling a bit bloated and blergh after the excesses of Christmas?

Don’t wait until January for your New Year’s resolutions to kick in — sort yourself out now and take back control of your body.

It’s too easy to fall into the festive season trap of blowing out over Christmas and then letting bad habits set in as you pretend that all the normal rules are suspended until after New Year’s Eve.

There’s three easy steps you can take right now to help you hit 2017 with some positive momentum behind you:

  • Drink water. Lots of it. Get a litre bottle (glass if possible) and drink at least 2–3 per day;
  • Exercise. If you’re not near a gym then get out and go for a big walk or a bike ride. The weather is mild enough that you don’t really have any excuse — get off the couch and get active.
  • Remove temptation. Get rid of the crisps, the chocolate and the cake. Christmas is officially over.

Roll on 2017!

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