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Turkey contains the amino acid leucine,
which may preserve muscle mass.
18. Bone Broth:
It's not all about the Boxing Day curry.
Save your turkey leftovers to make gut-heal-
ing bone broth.
19. Soy Sauce:
Use soy fried pumpkin seeds instead of
bacon with Brussels's Sprouts.
20. Face Wipes:
If you're too drunk to wash your face,
make sure your wipes are free of methylisoth-
iazolinone---a preservative blamed for a rise
in skin irritation.
Red puffy skin? Avoid coffee which causes
inflammation when drunk first thing.
4pm is the average peak for skin absorption
rate. Keep face mist on hand.
23. Cover Up:
Make up looks more cakey on dry skin.
Be sure to moisturise the morning after the
Everyone has a favourite Christmas movie,
so why not invite a few of your friends round
or gather up the family and arrange a Christ-
mas movie night? The rules are this: everyone
should bring one Christmas movie they love
and a Christmas treat. (www.womenshealth-
mag.co.uk and www.realbuzz.com)
Christmas is not the time to start a new health
and fitness regime. That said, it doesn't have to be
the time to let all of your good work and healthy
behaviour go to the dogs.
Make use of our helpful tips and facts to see you
through to New Year's Day with limited skin, weight
and liver complaints.
1. Coconut water:
Reach for a coconut water or Gatorade to restore
liquids and electrolytes stat. Coconut water has five
of the electrolytes found in human blood, while most
sports drinks only have two. One more cure that's
garnered a cult following: Pedialyte, a drink intended
for dehydrated children, provides even more sodium
and potassium than Gatoride, for far fewer calories.
For a soothing brew, look no further than your
favorite herbal tea. Studies show that ginger tea may
reduce nausea and motion sickness. Peppermint tea
(a common morning sickness cure for pregnant ladies)
may also ease stomach pain and decrease nausea.
In a Chinese study of 57 drinks, this fizz performed
best at speeding up recovery from nausea and
4. Pear Juice:
Downing 20ml of pear juice the morning before a
big night can help you swerve a nasty hangover.
5. Pour a glass of apple or cranberry juice (just
stay away from orange juice) to kick start the recovery
process. The fructose in sweet fruity drinks gives the
body some instant energy, and juice also contains
vitamins and plenty of water to help rehydrate the
Stock up! It contains hangover-reducing vitamin
The ability to imagine food smells have been linked
to higher BMIs---replace festive gingerbread candles
with pine scented ones to curb sugar cravings.
Dehydration is the enemy of fat burn, it will also
cause bloating. Water is your post-night-out saviour.
9. Dominant Hand:
Drink and eat with your dominant hand at a party,
you can't do both at the same time.
If they offer plates for canapés, take one. Portion
Eating chocolate after a meal can stop overeating
as it signals it coming to an end. No that is not an
excuse to eat the whole box of Ferrero Rocher.
Eating salty food will make you wake up bloated.
Start the day with a pint of water.
13. Social Smoking:
Smoking can alter insulin regulation and cause
weight gain. Stub it out.
Exercising your pelvis oxidises fat in your abs---in
other words, it makes your tum disappear. Work it by
raising one foot a few inches off the ground while
standing in line for lunch. Then after Christmas is all
over, do some real exercise for 45 minutes at least
three times a week.
Add leafy greens to your Christmas meal for an
extra hit of B vitamin folate, found to reduce migraines.
16. Lean Protein:
Rejoice! Turkey has fewer calories per ounce of any
17. Muscle Mass:
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Tips for surviving Christmas
Rejoice! Turkey has less calories per ounce
of any animal protein.
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