The Runner’s Holiday Weight-loss Plan

Don't sweat your next big feast - we can show you how to get back on track after any holiday splurge.


Sally Wadyka |

Don’t sweat your next big feast – we can show you how to get back on track after any holiday splurge. – By Sally Wadyka

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The good news: it’s prime time for holiday celebrations, roast feasts, home-baked pies, and fruity little drinks in martini glasses.

The bad news: Ditto.

Truth is, if you add up the kilojoules packed into just one festive season dinner party, it ‘s easy to conclude that you’re on the road to a three-kilogram year-end bonus. When we crunched the numbers, we learned that a buffet dinner can easily top 8350 kilojoules.

Well, relax. You’re a runner, and your everyday eating and exercise habits will pull you through a few evenings of revelry.

The key, of course, to dining and drinking without guilt (or weight gain) is to recover and bounce back from those indulgences.

To that end, we’ve enlisted the help of two experts- Greg McMillan, a kinesiologist and running coach, and Tara Gidus, a certified specialist in sports dietetics-to develop a step-by-step guide to surviving the kilojoule-laden mean season.

Here are the main festive fat-traps – and how to burn it off!

Christmas Dinner

Dessert Binge

Cocktail Party

Buffet Dinner

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