Christmas and New Year
Winter is a time for comfort food, and also of celebration, with Christmas and New Year.
Having a Healthy Christmas
Studies show that, on average, people gain 5 lbs (2 kg) in the four-week Christmas period. This is because we tend to increase our calorie intake by about 500kcal per day. This sounds a lot but it is equivalent to a few handfuls of crisps, a mini sausage roll and a couple of glasses of wine so it is easy to gain this weight, but it can be much harder to lose.
The following pages provide a nutritional survival guide to the festive season – Merry Christmas!
- © British Nutrition Foundation 2010