We've all experienced the post-Christmas pain of wrestling with our suit pants on the first day back at work. It turns out you actually did have one mince pie too many. Don't fret, though, because one man who knows a thing or two about getting that body back in shape is director of Bank's City Athletic Performance Gym, Shaun Stafford. From sorting out your meal plan to setting realistic goals that keep you motivated, these tips are your easy guide to shifting the Christmas bulge. You'll be back to your best bod in no time.

Already shifted the weight? Good for you! Now it's time to get yourself primed for the ski season.

Shaun Stafford is Director at City Athletic Performance Gym in Bank and two-time WBFF Pro World Champion. See cityathletic.co.uk