5 Ways To Avoid The Winter Weight Gain Over The Festive Period

Winter Weight Gain

One questions I get ALL the time at this time of year is…

What can I do to stop piling on the pounds in December?

So here are 5 ways to avoid the winter weight gain over the festive period:

1 – Eat more veggies

The water and fibre in fruits and vegetables will add volume to your dishes, so you can eat the same amount of food with fewer calories.

Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and are filling.

2 – Keep drinking plenty of water

Drinking enough water each day is crucial for many reasons: to regulate body temperature, keep joints lubricated, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and keep organs functioning properly.

Being well-hydrated also improves sleep quality, cognition, and mood.

3 – Make sure you get enough sleep

Sleep is an essential and involuntary process, without which we cannot function effectively. It is as essential to our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing, and is vital for maintaining good mental and physical health.

Sleeping helps to repair and restore our brains, not just our bodies.

4 – Keep moving – going on walks daily (10k steps!).

Making a goal of 10,000 steps a day boosts your heart health, helps you focus better, provides more energy, and strengthens your lungs, bones, and muscles.

5 – Remember that one day off track doesn't mess up the whole of Christmas.

Get back on track with 1-4 every single day to avoid the winter weight gain.

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At Plan B Fitness, we love to celebrate small wins.

In fact we do it every week with our Bright Spot Friday client wins!

One small win (which is actually a MASSIVE win) that we celebrate every year is getting through December without the winter weight gain (or inches!).

We are not concerned about our clients losing weight or inches in December – just not going backwards. 


Because it doesn't matter what you do between Christmas Day and New Year, it's what you do between New Year and Christmas day that counts. 

(Read that sentence above again!)


To ensure you get through December relatively unscathed, it is really important to do the 5 things above to avoid the winter weight gain over the festive period.

If you would like to save yourself from decision fatigue in January…

Book in for a ‘Six Week Action Plan Builder' call NOW… BEFORE Christmas.

(I still have a few time slot available before Christmas)

Then you can switch off completely over the festive period, just knowing… 

You have a plan in place that is going to give you the perfect start to 2023.

Trust me on this one… 

Reducing ‘decision fatigue' is one of the big things we work on in our programmes to help you get the results you crave.

That is why every programmes we run provide you with:

  • 200+ healthy recipes
  • Meal plans
  • Shopping lists
  • Food tracking app
  • Structure and effective training programmes
  • Live online training session options beamed into your front room
  • On demand workouts that can be done anywhere and at any time
  • Pre-scheduled weekly progress check ins

We take on all of the heavy lifting (well apart from in the training sessions!) so that you can take back your mental capacity for everything else going on in your life… children, partner, work, and just living! 

If you would like to save yourself from decision fatigue in January…

Book in for your ‘2023 Six Week Action Plan Builder' call BEFORE Christmas:

Looking forward to talking to you soon!