How to keep Christmas weight gain to a minimum
Fill up on water
You can take the edge off your appetite by drinking a large glass of water before you start eating. Even a side plate of ‘nibbles’ can be full of calories, and you can limit the amount you’re tempted to snack on before dinner by having a good drink of water first.
A tumbler of water before a sit-down meal is a good idea, too – especially as some of us confuse hunger with thirst and eat more than we really need to compensate.