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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Day After Delicious
    Feast your eyes on four innovative (and healthy) dishes that will transform your festive leftovers from “been there, ate that” to brilliant

     

  • Most Wanted Gifts
    This year, spend more time celebrating and less time standing in line. We did the shopping for you and tracked down 34 fab finds that will please everyone on your list

  • Revealed! Personal Trainer of the Year finalists
    We asked you to tell us who you thought deserved to be crowned PT of the Year. Here are your finalists…

  • Strong Girl's Workout
    Wbff Champion Andreia Brazier shows us how to take our workouts to the next level

  • EXCLUSIVE! UP CLOSE WITH JENNY MCCARTHY
    This naughty 40-year-old tells us how she stays so hot!
  • 12 MINUTES TO TONED
    And you don’t have to leave your house to do it!
  • SHAPE PERSONAL TRAINER OF THE YEAR
    The results are in! Find out who has been crowned the Best PT in the UAE
  • FREE WORKOUTS IN THE UAE
    Check out these free workout sessions in the UAE. Your only payment is in sweat...

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MOST WANTED

  • Most Wanted
  • HI HO SILVER

    Show your metal this season with a statement neckpiece

INSIDER TIP

  • Insider tip
  • Want to serve some healthy snacks at your next drinks party? Then open a bag of these Perry Court Farm Apple or Pear Crisps, Dhs6 each, Ripe Farm Shop.

MOST WANTED

  • Most Wanted
  • Mini Motivator
    If you’re starting to waiver, these inspirational words will have you back on track in no time at all. Priced Dhs85, Lorna Jane, J3 Mall, Al Wasl Road, Dubai.

INSIDER TIP

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  • Learn To Read Labels
    UAE personal training company Urban Energy has launched a Supermarket Nutrition Tour to help you work out what you need to throw in your shopping trolley. Call 055 886 9158..
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You've hit the treadmill, counted calories and now the festive season is on the horizon... If you're worried that this bout of festive fun is going to play havoc with your diet – don't. There’s no need to cancel Christmas plans and hide away until 1 January 2013. With just a little careful planning you can hit the parties, navigate the buffet and stick rock a size 10 when the clock strikes 12. We’ve asked SHAPE Go-To Guru dietitian Hala Barghout to tell us just what to eat on the big day. We’ve also shown you how you can handle those leftovers - without turning them into gut-busting curries or piles of sandwiches. And we've also found the lowest calories dishes you can enjoy in your emirate when you’ve been invited out with the girls from work.

And to also take the stress out of your Christmas shopping, we’ve also found the perfect gifts for fitness addicts, foodies, beauty queens and fashion fiends - and let's face, it while you're there, it would be rude not to treat yourself too. Enjoy the party season!

 

So 2012 is over, but 2013 has just begun! If you ever needed an excuse to kickstart your health and fitness campaign and make a fresh start this is it. You’ve got 12 months of possibilities ahead of you. Whether you want to run a marathon, rock a size 10 dress or start your own business, this is the year to do it. Big changes may sound scary, but anyone who has changed their life knows that you only need to make small changes to start. For instance, if you want to live more of a healthy lifestyle, decide that you will eat your five portions of fruit and veg a day, drink more water or use the stairs instead of the elevator. Just commit to one small change each week and see where it takes you…

 

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