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Have a big month ahead? Here's a few tips on maintaining balance during the silly season!

                                                                       

 

The silly season is in full swing, and who doesn't love getting a little bit silly?! Especially after 2020 really put us to the test, so whether you’re having zoom xmas drinks, finally catching up with loved ones, cheersing to the borders opening or treating yourself to a glass of your fav beverage after a long day, week, month or year .. you’re not alone! Leading us to the first tip, don't guilt trip yourself, you are ALLOWED to have fun, indulge in the Christmas nibbles and have a one too many mimosas and not feel guilty about it because It's all about moderation!

Balance will restore once you return to your morning walk, healthy brekkie and drink lots of water. However, we know that the festive season, it's not just going to be one night stand of ... all of the above. So we’ve got a few tips on how to maintain - some balance - this silly season!

What beverage is your best option?

We know that alcohol has no nutritional value and is high in kilojoules, and that alcohol is referred to as “empty calories.” But that doesn't stop us from refilling our empty glasses, so sometimes it does come down to our best options in terms of kilojoules! And to put that into perspective we compared each drink to the Aussie fav, Tim Tams. 

Did you eat a whole pack of Tim Tams at your last Christmas party? – we’ll let you do the maths.

Popular Beverages:

Kilojoules (cal)

Tim Tams

Corona 335ml

611KJ (146cal)

1 1/2

Full Strength Beer (450ml Schooner)

615KJ (147cal)

1 1/2

Rekorderlig Cider

1045kn (250cal)

2 1/2

Glass Champers 120ml

355KJ (84cal)

4/5

Mimosa 150ml

416KJ (100cal)

1

White Wine 150ml

 

426KJ (102)

1

Red Wine 150ml

481KJ (115cal)

1 1/4

Pina colada

1210KJ (290cal)

3

Espresso Martini

1190KJ (284cal)

2 4/5

Aperol Spritz

522KJ (124cal)

1 1/4

G & T (225ml)

715KJ (171cal)

1 1/5

Vodka Lime and Soda (200ml glass, 30ml spirit)

280KJ (66cal)

3/4

Seltzers Ray (330ml)

368KJ (88cal)

4/5

Spirit 30ml

280KJ (66cal)

3/4

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Hopefully this puts your beverage of choice into perspective, and helps you recognise where you can make better choices: maybe it's the mixer you chose, the cocktail you swap, or maybe you choose the light options that are available like low calorie beer or the very latest craze seltzers! - pre mixed vodka and soda water. Either way we’ll cheers to you!

What about the nibbles?

Like your mother always told you, make sure you line your stomach with a nutritious healthy meal before you go out. This may help slow down the effects of alcohol and means you're less likely  to overeat at the nibbles table. If you can't trust your self-control, move away from the nibbles, or pick out what you think the best option is. If it's “bring a plate”, bring something nutritious and delicious for yourself!

Don’t forget about the most important liquid!

Have lots of WATER before you start drinking and have a glass in between your drinks - this slows down your alcohol intake and  helps you keep hydrated. And don't forget that BIG glass before you go to bed, this will alleviate dehydration overnight. - which will help you feel better the following morning.

“Can I burn calories at the Christmas party?”

Heck yes you can! - we can't promise it will equal out you intake BUT we can guarantee it will be fun! Get up and have a boogie, there's nothing like a throwback that gets everyone up dancing. Or don’t take that seat, standing can burn up to 50 calories an hour!

The morning after...

Like mentioned above, balance will restore, don’t let the hangover win. Get out of bed and continue your daily routine, go for a big walk or sweat it out at your gym class, make a healthy delicious brekkie, and remember it’s a new day!

We wish you a safe, healthy, HAPPY silly season!!


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