Christmas – it’s a time of giving. And mindless consuming, too.
We’re not just talking about all of those presents you bought for yourself while searching for last-minute gifts. We’re referring to the turkey, roast beef and sweet treats galore that you ingest from the table spreads of every Christmas party you attend.
Yes, overeating happens when you’re distracted by good conversation and the company of your loved ones. And it can lead you to consume five or six times more calories than you usually do, if you’re not careful.
The season of feasting presents a true test of self-control, but you can still enjoy your dinners, as long as you’re mindful of the amount of calories you consume, says Toh Yun Xuan, a freelance nutritionist at Fullerton Health. Before you dig in, have a look at the calorie count of these popular Christmas foods, and take stock of your eating plan.