I'm sure you've heard all of this before and a lot of this list certainly challenges me. My point is that Christmas doesn't have to end up with piles of debt. It doesn't have to be about being so busy you don't enjoy it. It doesn't have to be about giving your children everything on their Christmas list.
Most of us don't know what an appropriate portion should look like and, following today's article in the BBC, we're under-reporting the amount of calories we eat by almost one-third. Apart from the 80g portion of fruit and vegetables we should eat a day, there are no official UK guidelines on portion sizes. With this in mind, here is my easy guide for understanding portion sizes and it's based on a simple tool - your hand!