IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME – HO HO HO
Do you find it hard to stick to your diet through Christmas & New Year? Just follow our comprehensive list of approximate calories to help you.
Christmas day is upon us once again and a lot of us say “I’m going to eat and drink whatever I like and think about it in the New Year”. So often though, Christmas day extends through to New Year and we are still over indulging. You may be a person who is conscious about what you eat, live healthy all year and who can work their way through the holidays without damaging your waistline. Chances are if you do binge on those Christmas goodies they will leaving you feeling sluggish, lazy and all out of sorts.
With a bit of careful planning, we could easily manage without putting on too much weight. By drinking water between alcoholic drinks, filling up on vegetables, trying not to have too many treats and perhaps going for leisurely strolls.
We have provided (at the end of this article) a comprehensive list of approximate calories to help you this Christmas. If you are calorie counting there is plenty to choose from. Just check for items with less calories and you can still enjoy your traditional Christmas Lunch without anyone being any wiser.
For weight maintenance calorie intake for a man should be somewhere around 10,500kJ (2,500Kcal) a day and 8,400kJ (2,000Kcal) for a woman.
If you consume an extra 500 calories a day, this equates to 3,500kcals per week. You will probably put on 1lb/ 0.45kg every week and a massive 3.1/2 stone/23.6kg a year. It is so easy to pile on the pounds without noticing. Of course the opposite applies if you eat 500 calories less per day, you will lose the weight.
Of course this depends on your lifestyle. For example a person with a sedentary lifestyle and slow metabolism will use less calories than a person with higher levels of activity and metabolism. Then there is the age factor to be taken into account along with a host of other things.
The top 3 New Years resolutions are to
- Lose weight
- Drink less alcohol
- Get fit
Setting ourselves unattainable goals. Knowing full well you aren’t going to stick to it. A large percentage of the population try the latest fad diet in January which usually fails as it is so different to their normal life. It would be better to find a plan more suited to you personally. That way you are more likely to stick to it. We will be adding more blogs at our http://blog.slimmingsolutions.com/ address in January to help you in any way we can. Our blog page has lots of hints & tips for your perusal with a huge list of categories covering a lot of subjects.
STARTERS APPROX kcal
Melba toast 20g with Pate 1tblsp 135
Melon 100g with Parma Ham 100g 290
Prawn Cocktail per average serving 324
Salmon 100g 208
100g of roast meats
100g of each vegetable boiled or steamed
Brussel Sprouts 35
Potatoes Boiled/steamed 75
Potatoes mashed with milk and butter 100
Potatoes roast 149
Other additives you may have
Bread sauce 20ml 17
Brussel sprouts with chestnuts
& Red onion cooked 100g 294
Cranberry sauce or redcurrant jelly 25g 50
Gravy ½ cup 80
Pigs in blankets 24g 59
Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls 26g 63
Yorkshire Puddings 18g 46
DESERTS APPROX kcal
Brandy Butter 50g 280
Brandy Sauce 100g 92
Christmas Pudding 100g 300
Fresh Double Cream 30g 139
Mince Pies individual pie 225
Tirimasu 100g 220
Trifle 100g 120
Yule Log 50g 220