Personal trainer reveals her tricks for maintaining washboard abs over Christmas

Mail Online | 12/2/2018 | Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia
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For many around the world, Christmas is a time of excess, feasting and the inevitable weight gain that follows.

But one personal trainer believes it is possible to be stay lean year round - and even in the Christmas season.

PT - Camilla - Akerberg - Ten - Tips

Sydney-based PT Camilla Akerberg, 28, recently shared her top ten tips that will allow you to stay in shape over the festive period.

While the encouragement to drink and eat plenty is tempting, it's important to stay somewhat focused and on track.

Period - Parties - Events

It might be an obvious one, but if you have a period of parties and events coming up, it pays to be prepared.

'Be in super shape before it kicks off,' Camilla wrote on her blog.

Challenge - Program - Habits

You can do this by trying a challenge, following an eating program and improving your healthy habits.

While you might think that taking the car to events makes you lazy and means you're not walking for public transport, in fact the car can be your saviour if you want it to.

Car - Excuse - Waters - Friends - Driver

'Taking the car is a great excuse to stay on the waters, and your friends will love to have a designated driver,' Camilla explained.

With all of the tasty treats around at Christmas, it can be hard to resist a caramel slice or another roast potato.

Camilla - Diet - Track - Benefits - Christmas

But Camilla warns that if you keep your diet on track, you will reap the benefits over Christmas.

She said it's a good idea to choose foods wisely when you go out for dinner and opt for lean proteins, healthy fats and swap fries for a side salad, with sauce on the side.

Increase - Fibre - Diet

4. Increase fibre in your diet

Though key to a diet at any time of year, fibre is especially useful at Christmas time, because it regulates your gut health.

Trainer - Macronutrient

The Sydney-based personal trainer explained that the macronutrient will help to keep...
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