Sunday 20 October 2019

Revealed: These clever Christmas choices could save you thousands of calories

Dr Cliona Foley Nolan's simple tricks will help you keep the calorie count at bay throughout the holiday.
Dr Cliona Foley Nolan's simple tricks will help you keep the calorie count at bay throughout the holiday.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Christmas is often a period of unapologetic gluttony, but Dr Cliona Foley Nolan's simple tricks will help you keep the calorie count at bay throughout the holiday.

1. Eat one mince pie instead of two - save 185 calories

2. Skip the pudding and cream after dinner (you can have it for tea later on instead of something else) - save 329 calories

3. Have a glass of water when you are drinking alcohol - cutting out one glass of wine will save you 100 calories

4. Have mashed potato and skip the roasties - save 379 calories for three medium roast potatoes

5. Have a small portion of turkey instead of a large one - save 120 calories

6. Have a small portion of ham instead of a large one - save 170 calories

7. Eat two chocolates instead of four - save around 90 calories

8. Don't munch on bowls of crisps and nuts at parties, just take a few and then move away. 30 grams of crisps contains around 150 calories and a handful of nuts gives you 256 calories

9. Staying active over Christmas also has huge benefits for your body and mind. Get outside, clear your head and walk your way to a healthier Christmas

10. For more information visitindi.ie and safefood.eu

Read more: Karl Henry's 10 tricks for a healthy Christmas

Read more:  Karl Henry's 10 tricks for a healthy Christmas

- Dr Cliona Foley Nolan in conversation with Arlene Harris

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