When it comes to Christmas feasting, it’s a jolly good time but did you know that the average person could consume close to 6,000 calories on Christmas Day alone?
A bit shocking, we know but if you think about it, it’s not that surprising with the amount of goodies lying around and the feasting that we all do! With all the Christmas parties, festive meal catch-up with friends, office parties and all the various celebrations, both big and small, it can take its toll on you. Namely taking its toll on its calorific intake.
If you’d like to be a little healthier this festive season, we found this infographic below that helps suggest healthier options for your Christmas meals. Like swapping turkey dark meat to having white meat instead. You save 100 calories from that swap alone. It shows other swapping options below to help you cut the calories where you can.
And who doesn’t love fruit mince-pies at Christmas? Some of us even start indulging in them way before Christmas! As delicious as they are, they are high in calories too. According to FatSecret.com, one fruit mince-pie can be up to 434 calories. They don’t call these morsels of pastry delight an indulgence for nothing! In order to burn off the calories of one fruit mince-pie, one would have to do one of these following exercises shown in the infographic below:
We understand that not all of us are gym bunnies and a lot of us may even claim to be “allergic” to exercise! Not everyone has the time to go to the gym either. However, don’t let lack of time discourage you from taking up exercising nor let the festivities get to you or to laden you down literally with unwanted weight gain. You’ll be surprised just how easy it is to start exercising and how to cut the Christmas calories.
Start small. You don’t have to do a huge lot to start exercising. In fact, doing housework around your home (as shown below) is one of the best ways to help you lose some of those unwanted calories and if you can keep it up, it will definitely be a healthier start to the new year for you!
So we wish you a very merry and happy time this festive season but we encourage you to think healthier and to think smart. Enjoy your food and drinks but at the same time, don’t neglect yourself. Work towards to a healthier you. You deserve it.