Updated: Dec 9, 2021
Tip 1. For main meals load up on salads, vegetables and lean meat. Try and limit gluten and dairy heavy dishes like pasta, bread rolls and potato bake which leave you feeling bloated and heavy at the end of the day - this is a feeling we all know too well and would probably enjoy the day more without.
Tip 2. For desserts stick to fresh fruit and limit creamy dishes or cakes for the same reason as above.
Tip 3. Beware the mixers; if you choose to drink over this period opt for tonic/ soda water as a mixer rather than soft drinks. Keep water intake high and remember that having upwards of two drinks for the day has been shown to impact not only the proceeding nights sleep but the following also.
Tip 4. Plan ahead. If you know that you are going to eat/drink things you normally wouldn't you mightn't feel the best the following day. Use that day to recover with foods and drinks that fuel your body such as soups, broths, vegetables, lean meats and healthy fats. If you plan to overindulge in your recovery rather than your festivities you'll come out of the season feeling a lot better while still having had a good time.
Yours in health,