Make sure you know the hidden calories of Christmas


The average person puts on five pounds over Christmas. Yikes.

Don't become a member of that statistic by avoiding some of these extra calories, and instead save yourself for that one blow-out meal on Christmas day.

24 days of advent calendar chocolates equals 380 calories

1 glass homemade mulled wine is 227 calories

A mushroom filled vol-au-vent is 94 calories

A handful of cracked nuts is 256 calories

A 100g serving of Turkish delight is 295 calories

1 glass of eggnog is 343 calories

1 mince pie is 240 calories and 4.8g of fat

A serving of Christmas pudding with custard and brandy butter is 587 calories

A 30g wedge of stilton is 120 calories

Canapés vary according to what they are, but work on an average of 57 calories per one

A slice of boxing day ham is 115 calories

Handful of salted peanuts is 180 calories

A glass of Champagne has 89 calories

Six Quality Street chocolates is 268 calories

1 slice of Christmas cake is 249 calories

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