“Christmas food will make you fat!” says diet firm
Brits eat all their daily calories before lunch on Christmas Day
The average person consumes their entire recommended daily allowance of calories before they even start tucking into lunch on Christmas Day, a survey finds.
The average Briton has consumed their entire recommended daily calorie intake by 2.08pm on Christmas Day, before they even start tucking into lunch, a survey suggests.
People eat an estimated 7,000 calories throughout the day –three times the amount of energy needed in a 24 hour period.
The study found a more than a third of women would like to lose half to one-and-a-half stone ahead of the festive season but instead the average person will gain 6lbs between Christmas Eve and News Year’s Day.
With Christmas just around the corner, the Telegraph and the Daily Mail carried a stark warning that the amount we’re all set to eat over Christmas will lead us all to become grossly overweight. A warning sent to us directly from a diet firm, naturally:
Alexis Boo, spokesperson at Ideal Weight who carried out the research, said: “With the numerous parties and desire to look good in our best outfit, Christmas is a key time for people to think about their weight.
“It’s easy to go overboard during the festive season and eat indulgently with all the temptations on offer, but there’s no reason why you can’t have a bit of what you fancy without worrying about the waistline.”
No reason at all, especially if you’re going to join this particular diet club in the New Year.