Brits will ditch the diet today in preparation for Christmas calorie overload!


Today is the day folks, so put away that apple and say hello to the chocolate log cake and mince pies!

According to new research by LighterLife, 6 December is the date most Brits put the diet on hold and start enjoying the Christmas food feast.

The average person will scoff an extra 400 calories per day from now on (including two alcoholic drinks and one treat) before suddenly hitting the gym in January.

This 'feast before fast' mindset first kicks in in the office, where most people succumb to chocolate and biscuits bought into work by their colleagues

If, like us, you starting using 'the Christmas excuse' back in October, here are a few calorie counts to keep your mind in check...

120ml glass of wine = 89kcal

Serving of pigs in blanket = 305kcal

1 Mince Pie = 250kcal

Serving of Christmas Pudding = 333kcal

Slice of yule log = 220kcal

Vol Au Vents = 94kcal

1 Average canapé = 57kcal

Serving of chestnuts = 170kcal

Glass of mulled wine = 118kcal

Average Chocolate coin = 35kcal

Portion of stuffing = 109kcal

It's a miracle we're not being rolled around by now!

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