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Healthful Christmas Tip | Go easy on the treats

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Recent research suggests that we consume around 3,000 calories in our Christmas dinner – more than the entire recommended daily intake for a grown man! This huge festive feast not only contributes to weight gain but also to indigestion and heartburn – not to mention lethargy for the rest of the day, reducing the chances of you burning much of it off.

Instead of gorging yourself on Christmas dinner, eat a normal-sized meal and then take a 20-minute break to see if you are still hungry (it takes this long for the brain to register that the stomach is full). The chances are, you’ll realise you’ve had enough.

Even better, add some fun-filled physical activity in your family Christmas dinner affair, where you get the chance to burn off some of those calories.