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The post-Christmas bloat is not an empowering feeling. Coach Pete Cohen says a great tool to avoid it is to stay accountable by sharing your plan to keep a healthy balance. ‘More often than not, you’ll find that other people say, “Great, me too.”‘ Cohen and Tamara Russell, director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, advise us to think about our intentions. Russell prompts us to ask ourselves, ‘How do you want to be, in relation to food and drink, this year?’ She shares a practical tool for awareness: ‘Mindful movement, as we reach for another helping or a top-up, is a great way to practise being more aware of our consumption.’

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