Since the average person consumes 4,500 excess calories PER DAY over Christmas, what does that mean in terms of weight gain?
If you're worried about the effects of Christmas eating on your waistline (and elsewhere), sports science lecturer and fitness expert at Middlesex University Anne Elliott has a few facts that might be of interest...
Now for the maths: 3500 kcals = 1 pound of fat. There are an average of 14 indulgent days over the entire six-week period. The average person consumes 4500 kcals + of excess food PER DAY during this period.
14 days x 4500 kcals = 63,000 surplus calories = 18 pounds of fat.
That’s why it’s so easy to put on a stone over Christmas. Scary, huh?
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