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Expatriate Healthcare News: Exercise self-restraint at Christmas

International healthcare policyholders who are hoping to avoid paying a visit to the doctor after overindulging this Christmas should exercise willpower.

This is the opinion of Anna Raymond of the British Dietetic Association, who pointed out that over the festive period there will be many opportunities where revellers could over-do it.

"The Christmas staff party might be a buffet style dinner, so instead of being tempted to pick at the food, as we all will do, just get a plate and portion-control yourself," she advised.

To prevent a Christmas Day hangover, she suggested alternating alcoholic drinks with soft beverages, or choosing spirits and a mixer over wine or beer.

"Also, don't let Christmas day or Christmas couple of days creep in to Christmas week and Christmas month," she insisted. While one day of indulging is acceptable, carrying on excessive eating will lead expat health insurance customers to pile on the pounds.

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