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Cut yourself some slack this Christmas. - Group Talk - Week Commencing 21st November 2022.

Wow where have the last twelve months gone, we are planning our Christmas celebrations, with family and friends.

The Christmas party's and meals are starting. The supermarkets are full of those delicious seasonal treats;

  • Mince Pies

  • Stollen

  • Christmas Cake

  • Dundee Cake

  • Gingerbread

  • Panettone

  • Festive cookies

  • Festive Shortbread

  • Chocolate Oranges

  • Chocolate Money

  • Selection Boxes

Cravings can sneak up on you when you least expect them. Maybe week one on the supermarket shelves you can walk by, week two maybe one or two items jump off the shelves into your trolley, this is when it becomes challenging as now you have brought them, will they make the party or the week of celebration or will you eat them before.

As with most of life's little hurdles, the secret is in the planning, so how can we plan cutting ourselves some slack.

If you are buying your treats in advance to make savings then don't put them in the kitchen cupboards, place them in a lidded box in a place out of the way. 'Out of Sight, out of Mind.' As Grandma would say.

If you crave them when home, choose a distraction. Some evidence suggests that cravings only last for six measly minutes. Find something that takes your attention for a few minutes. Once you become focused in something else you often forget that you were thinking about treats.

What ways do you cut the Christmas treat calories, points, syns.

  • buying mini instead of standard

  • baking

  • moderation

  • sharing

You can change your APP to maintenance over Christmas allowing you to maintain your hard work but giving you more flexibility.


Christmas helps remind us about the joy of sharing food, and spending time with friends and family.

The secret to cutting ourselves some slack is to indulge but not to overindulge remember all good things stay good within moderation.

Mincemeat Samosa's Ingredients.

  • Filo Pastry

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Mincemeat

Track, Weigh and Measure your ingredients so you know exactly how many Calories/Points/Syns they are. Always be accountable Knowledge is key to success.

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