How much sugar do you consume on Christmas Day?

On Christmas Day, we’re all guilty of over-indulging and grazing on the treats around us, but how much sugar do we really consume on December 25th?

We’re not suggesting this is a diet to follow for your Christmas Day dining, however, if your day looks anything like the below, this shows you how much sugar you could be consuming without realising.

9am: Breakfast

Let’s keep things fairly healthy:

  • 1 English breakfast muffin
  • 2 poached eggs
  • 100g smoked salmon
  • 2tbsp of hollandaise sauce

11am: Morning snack

We can’t sit and eyeball those mince pies for very long without having one! So perhaps...

  • One mince pie
  • A splash of double cream
  • A glass of Buck's fizz

12:30pm: Pre-lunch snack

A handful of roasted nuts and a handful of Twiglets will tide us over until the sit-down lunch!

  • One serving of Twiglets
  • One serving of roasted peanuts

2pm: Christmas lunch

Here it is, the big one. Christmas lunch has arrived. The diet is fully out the window and it's time for the main event and all the trimmings.

  • One serving of roast turkey breast or nut roast
  • Carrots, sprouts and honey roasted parsnips
  • One serving of sage and onion stuffing
  • Two Yorkshire puddings and three roast potatoes
  • Four mini pigs in blankets (or a similar vegetarian alternative)
  • 1tsp cranberry sauce
  • Two glasses of red wine

3pm: Christmas dessert

There's still room for Christmas pudding and custard.

  • 100g Christmas pudding
  • 1 serving of vanilla custard

5pm: Cheese glorious cheese

A cheeseboard and crackers are often a traditional Christmas day treat.

  • 30g x three different cheeses
  • Five crackers

7pm: Evening grazing

All we've done is eat today but somehow, we can still fit in some after-dinner chocolates and a glass of prosecco to finish off the day...

  • Six chocolates
  • One glass of prosecco

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