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De-stress this season

The festive period can be a busy, stressful time but Scottish Slimmers is here to help you. Looking after yourself and taking some me-time can tackle the seasonal stresses and help with your weight loss. Here are our top tips for staying relaxed this party season:
Take care of you 
Have you already put your Christmas tree up or is it still in the loft? 
Have you broken out the mince pies yet?
If these questions caused you to hyperventilate, then Scottish Slimmers can help keep you calm. Stressing can lead to overeating, so it is important to avoid any possible stress, stay relaxed and get support in your Scottish Slimmers class.
Take time outside 
Get out as much as you can this month. Winter exercise can calm you down and taking part in festive events in your area, like the Christmas lights switch on, will get you in the festive spirit. Getting outside can help you relax, but remember to wrap up warm this winter! 
Make a list and check it twice 
Christmas is less of a stress if you plan ahead. Avoid the last-minute dash to the supermarket and be sure to make a list of names with gifts and, of course, that all important food shop list too! You can use the Scottish Slimmers app to look up the Check values of your meals and help you plan ahead.
Foods that reduce stress 
Keep your stress low by eating mood-boosting foods like spinach, reduced fat cheese, grilled salmon, kidney beans in chilli or drink calming camomile tea! What you eat can play a big part in how you are feeling so take the time to make yourself something special.
Unwind with a seasonal treat 
Pop on a festive film and have some popcorn and a low-Check hot chocolate or some healthy nibbles with mulled wine and have a relaxing, cosy night in.
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