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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Have yourself a very Dukan Christmas

Christmas is a tricky time of year when it comes to dieting. Treats on offer during the festive period include mince pies, chocolate Yule logs, stollen, advent calendars, eggnog, mulled wine and other delicious offerings. If you manage to avoid those for the whole of December you are doing really well but Christmas dinner alone can end up feeling like you have eaten a weeks’ worth of calories in one day if you go for all the trimmings – turkey, ham, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, roast parsnips, stuffing and as many vegetables as you can shake a stick at. Then for pudding Christmas pudding with brandy butter and custard or cream all washed down with wine, beer or baileys. Then just a few hours later top it all up with turkey sandwiches and a healthy selection of chocolates, biscuits and sweets you received earlier in the day!

So what is the best way to avoid piling on the pounds over Christmas and still manage to have a nice dinner and day? A good start is to forewarn friends and family and ask to not receive any chocolate, sweets or edible gifts so you don’t have to test your willpower. Stay strong on the day and remember your end goal, a binge on Christmas day can lead to a binge over the whole festive period as you often get the feeling that if you have indulged one day you might as well continue and start up again in the New Year. You can do this if you want to but if you are mid diet you will often end up putting on a lot of weight in a short space of time as your body will not be used to burning off the extra calories.

So,how to lose weight with Dukan over the Christmas period? You can eat turkey, ham and lots of vegetables including the Christmas favourite, brussel sprouts as these are all included in the Dukan 100 foods. Give Christmas pudding a swerve and chose a fat free yoghurt, being too full after Christmas dinner is a given so whilst everyone else is groaning in discomfort when they are too full you will be pleasantly full but still able to stand! Then when it comes to tea time indulge in a filling cold meat platter or an omelette with leftover meats in, delicious and filling. It is easy to follow a weight loss plan over Christmas, you just need a bit of planning, some willpower and always remember your end goal.


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Chubskulit Rose said...

Wish I could celebrate Christmas i Pinas, its far different than here. Lots of good food and ahh it's just different.

Rhonda Reiter said...

Dieting during the holidays is just so hard... Congrats on your determination to do the Attack phase!

Jerla Oh lalala said...

Christmas can be fun to many but it can also be a stressful time when it comes to health, finances and mentally :D good luck to everyone who celebrates it.

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~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

That is very informative! I never heard about Dukan diet before but it is very interesting. I had my post on my blog as well. You should check it out!

Mharms said...

A friend of mine has been into slimming for months now. It's really effective on her.

Marms

Dhemz Apdian - Dias said...

food temptation is hard to avoid especially during the holidays.

tess said...

Treat Christmas as just ordinary meal. Don't eat too much especially if you are on a diet. Or why not forget about diet on Christmas day and enjoy the feast.

wifetoalineman02 said...

Holidays are hard to watch our diet :-) am glad that diet products ate available and still we can enjoy time with friends and not watch our diet

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Phoebe said...

Another diet added to my list. Hihi. Dukan diet is great since it's protein-based. :)

Gene said...

I am not familiar with Dukan diet but if it means I could eat more in Christmastime then that's great!

momgen said...

Yeah I need a weight loss thingy hehee specially before going back to Pinas..Might use the Dunkan diet...

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Rossel said...

How I wish I could trim those bulges and lose some weight this coming year. It's always on my new years resolution but I think i'm getting bigger each year instead. lols!

working mama said...

first time to hear about this dunkan diet :d