December is always a fun month. I love the build up to Christmas and all that it entails: parties, shopping for gifts and the jovial spirit of most Londoners (shocker)! I try and live my life with as much balance as possible, so here’s how I stay healthy whilst still enjoying all the fun that this time of year brings.
The most basic and one of the cheapest changes you can make. Many of us find we end up consuming a lot more alcohol in December than we would usually. By making sure you’re also consuming water in between alcoholic drinks (and most certainly a lot the next morning), you’re minimizing the effect on your skin and all bodily organs.
- Don’t skip dinner
- Make smart drink choices
As a general rule, clear spirits like vodka, tequila and gin are much purer than other alcoholic drinks. Choose a smart mixer like soda water & fresh lime. My drink of choice is a tequila lime soda (a sort of healthy margarita)!
- Add in lots of antioxidant-rich foods
Counteract the free radical damage caused by drinking and late nights by loading up on antioxidant-rich foods. My
- Don’t binge
It’s all too easy to take the “all or nothing” approach with the festive period. However, you’ll have a very depressing start to the New Year if you see it as being your
Frances Phillips is a model and holistic health coach. She's graced the front cover of GQ magazine, modelled for luxury fashion brands and is often seen in the beauty pages of Elle and Glamour magazine. You can follow her lifestyle every month in our magazine or on her Instagram account.