We love to indulge at Christmas, but most us feel the post-Christmas slump of wishing we hadn’t eaten so many chocolates over the festive period.
We love to indulge at Christmas, but most us feel the post-Christmas calories slump of wishing we hadn’t eaten so many chocolates over the festive period.
The average Christmas dinner is approximately 1000 calories. Don’t forget it will be extra with sauces, goose fat soaked roasties and heading back for seconds (even if it is a spoon full!)
A slice of Christmas cake without cream is around 250 Calories. Whilst it then shifts up to 587 Calories with cream added! Eeek!
On average, the British person can consume up to 7000 calories on Christmas Day, which is the calories needed to hike the Himalayas for 1.7 days. Yikes!
That’s 7 rounds of golf (carrying your bag of course) to burn off. So, if you haven’t got the time to play 7 rounds of 18 holes or simply want to feel fabulous in your festive attire, Wellness Coach Edyta Paxton, has put together some swaps to save the Christmas calories;
For those little nibbles lying around the house…
|1 x Mince Pie (240-400 Cal)||1 Slice of Chocolate Log (185 Cal)|
|30g Stilton (120 Cal)||30g Camembert (85 Cal)|
|Handful of Peanuts (180 Cal)||Handful Olives (68 Cal)|
|5x Chocolates (ave220 Cal)||5 x Marshmallows (110 Cal)|
|1 x Handful Pringles (279 Cal)||2 x Handfuls of Twiglets (192 Cal)|
So, what else can we do?
We can swap brandy butter for brandy custard and save ourselves 100 calories (that’s another small glass of champagne!)
We can choose cocktail sausage over sausage rolls (pastry doubles the calories).
We can indulge in fondant or hollow chocolates as they have fewer calories over solid chocolate ones.
We can eat a large breakfast preferably with eggs as the stop you from overeating later on in the day.
Drink a huge glass of water before every meal to keep us full and hydrated.
Did You Know?
- Those ‘little’ chocolates in our favourite tubs, on average, contain the same amount of calories as a chocolate bar or a packet of Rolo’s (247 Cal).
- 5 Cadburys minibars have nearly as much fat and calories as a Big Mac meal.
- Broccoli is high in fibre and vitamin A and C.
- Brussels sprouts high in fibre and vitamin C.
- Carrots contain vitamins A and C.
- Turkey is high in Vitamin B, folic acid, and Zink.
- Potatoes are high in Fibre, vitamin C and potassium.
Heading to the bar at on your Christmas night out…
|1 x Mulled Wine||245||29g||BAD|
|1 x Pint Vintage Cider||573||15g||BAD|
|1x Bottle Alcopop||220||15g||BAD|
|1 x Small Glass Advocaat||14g||BAD|
|1 x Shot Creamy Liquors (Baileys)||190||10g||BAD|
|1x Pint Premium Lager||335||8g||BAD|
|1 x Port||79||6g||BETTER|
|1x Small Glass Sweet Sherry||68||4g||BETTER|
|1x Glass of Champagne||120||2g||BETTER|
|1x Bottle half sugar Breezer||96||2g||BEST|
|1x Small Glass Red Wine||85||2g||BEST|
|1x Small Glass Champagne||89||1g||BEST|
|1x Small Glass Dry Sherry||58||1g||BEST|
|1x Small Glass Tia Maria||131||0g||BEST|
|1x 25ml Gin and Slimline tonic||53||0g||BEST|
|1x 25ml Barcadi and Diet Coke||0g||BEST|
How Do We Burn Christmas calories Off
- 2 hours dancing > 600 Cal
- 1 hour walking > 240 Cal
- 1 hour ice skating > 531 Cal
- 30 min washing up 1 > 05 Cal
- 18 holes of golf carrying your bag > 1400 Cal
We wish you all a fabulous Christmas and hope you still enjoy the odd treat or two!
Love Team ONPAR x