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While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas can also bring some worries if you’re trying to lose weight. Never fear – our Father Christmas hats are firmly on in Slimming World groups, where we’ll be sharing expert tools and tips to help you stay on track. 

Sneak a peek at the simple strategies under the Slimming World tree, all designed to put you in control and on course for a cracking Christmas… 

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Plan your menu in advance 

Planning ahead is one of the strongest tools we can use this Advent. There are more than 100 Christmas recipes on our member website, including everything from extra-special breakfast ideas to perfectly on-plan puds – with plenty more ideas shared in Slimming World groups. So make yourself a Slimming World hot chocolate, grab a notepad and make a shopping list that you’ll be excited to stick to. 

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MORE ON THE BLOG: Have a delicious day with our Christmas dinner swaps 

MORE FOR MEMBERS: Join in our festive cook-along – with expert tips from chef Sal 

Warm up with some brrr-illiant Body Magic activity 

One upside to all the Christmas prep and cold weather is that this time of year comes with built-in Body Magic opportunities. Snow-shovelling, brisk ‘power shopping’ for last-minute gifts and snowman-building are all great ways to keep moving. If the weather has turned too cold for your usual lunchtime walk, DVD or online workouts at home are a cosier activity alternative.  

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MORE FOR MEMBERS: Out now! We’ve just added more than 50 activity videos to the website and app – with workouts to suit every fitness level 

MORE ON THE BLOG: Enjoy a taster of our new activity videos here 

Get snack happy 

Tubs of chocolates, Christmas cake, savoury nibbles… there are tempting treats wherever we turn at Christmastime. Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan is so flexible that no food is on the naughty list –if you fancy a choccy or two, you can go for it, guilt-free! 

Slimming-friendly snacks 

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Santa’s mince tarts 
Last-minute Christmas cake 
Gingerbread biscuits 
A Healthy Extra portion of nuts or cheese 
As many FREE tangerines as you like! 

MORE FOR MEMBERS: Use the Food Search tool or the Slimming World barcode scanner on the app to see how your favourite snacks fit into Food Optimising 
 

Tackle those triggers 

While nothing is off the menu at Slimming World, avoiding trigger foods is a sensible strategy to keep your weight loss safe this Christmas. Trigger foods can set off a loss of eating control, and steer us back to the habits that we’re trying to change – and they’re often those high-calorie foods that don’t fill us up (things like chocolates, biscuits, crisps or alcohol). We’ve got tools to help you to identify your personal triggers in Slimming World groups, and we’ll help you to find safer, more satisfying swaps, too. 

MORE FOR MEMBERS: Read more about trigger foods, danger zones and sabotage traps 

Watch out for ‘the tipping point’ 

Festive meals can often involve an alcoholic drink or two, and why not – it’s Christmas! Unfortunately, though, the amount we drink can have a big impact on our weight… 

As well all as the calories in alcohol, Slimming World research has revealed that having slightly too much can tip us into drinking and eating far more than we intended (on average 6,400 calories more over the following 24 hours!). 

You’ll find lots of ideas for slimming-friendly food and drinks in groups and on the member websites and app, and we’ll support you with strategies so you can stay firmly in control. With Slimming World, you definitely can have a merry Christmas without putting your weight loss on the rocks! 

MORE FOR MEMBERS: Find your tipping point, take our tipple quiz and discover expert tips to help you swerve those party season slip-ups 

MORE ON THE BLOG: Take a sip of Slimming World drinks and say cheers to a slim-tastic Christmas! 

Slimming World groups are open! 

’Tis the season to feel supported  

At Slimming World, we know that this time of year can feel like a slippery slope, especially if we’re dreaming of a slimmer 2022. That’s why we surround our group and online members with support – and pack our websites with tips, tools and really good reads to keep you on course through even the trickiest times. 

Slimming World members also get access to a huge collection of recipes, with lots of ideas for every special occasion. With more than 1,600 recipes online, and lots more shared in group and in the Slimming World Online Community, you’ll never be stuck for what to cook. 

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