rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.


We’ve all heard the saying “a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips” haven’t we? So why not take heed this Christmas and burn off those calories as quick as we pile them on? It really is easy to get caught up in all the festivities and forget exactly what we are putting in our mouths. A bit of chocolate here, a mince pie over there, washed down with a mulled wine. Now, no one is saying you can’t have your mince pie and eat it but knowing how many calories you need to burn off will go some way to help you stay on the right side of those scales!

An average mince pie contains around 200 calories

A large glass of vino can set you back 175 calories. And face it most of us opt for a larger glass over a small one 🙂

Six Quality Streets or Roses add up to about 250 calories. Thar’s enough to leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

Five mini pigs in blankets are a whopping 375 calories.

A slice of that special stodgy Christmas cake weighs in around 250 calories.

A handful of nuts pack in a hefty 290 calories.

But there is a way to stay health this Christmas without having to be a party pooper. Just make sure that you move as much as you can, whether you walk, jog, cycle, swim, take the stairs, go to the gym, or have a good old fashioned run around in the park. Remember our bodies are designed to move, so make sure you use every opportunity to keep moving through the day!




My name is Sabi and I am Fitlass. I am a freelance journalist and have written and worked for the Sunday Mirror, The Sun, Mail on Sunday, Daily Express, Sunday Times, Metro, Daily Mail, BBC, ITV Meridian and Daybreak – formerly known as GMTV, and a number of national magazines. Recently I have started to focus my writing towards keeping fit and healthy. Having had a weight problem in the past myself, I kind of know what I’m writing about!

3 Responses to What are you putting in your mouth this Christmas?

  1. Lisa

    Certainly won’t be drinking! Great article – makes you really think!

  2. Thanks Lisa. I’ve personally switched to vodka’s and soda water for this month 🙂

  3. Cheryl

    I think we need to eat in MODERATION and try to do some exercise, even if it’s just a short walk instead of vegging in front of the tv.

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