Christmas is the one time we’re guaranteed to sit round a table as a family. Studies have shown that being seated and not rushing meals helps us make nutritious choices, and curbs overeating.
That’s the average number of calories you’ll burn hoofing around the shops buying gifts. You’ll also walk a whopping 20 miles, says research by YouGov and Udozi.
Fill your quota at lunch with helpings of peas, parsnips, carrots, sprouts and red cabbage.
3 CHRISTMAS LUNCH STAPLES WITH A BONUS
It makes us feel so full but the main meal of the day is not all bad..
1. YOUR SMOKED SALMON STARTER is loaded with essential fatty acids, the good-for-you fats that are good for the heart.
2. YOUR ROAST TURKEY CENTREPIECE. is high in protein and rich in tryptophan, needed for making the happiness hormone serotonin.
3. YOUR FRUITY CHRISTMAS PUDDING. might be high in sugar, but it also contains some fibre, B vitamins and iron, and is a source of calcium.
A studv has shown that drinking 500ml of water half an hour before every meal can help weight loss. And water is also handy lor keeping ProPoints values down w hen vou’re