Food and Beverage Swaps to Save your Waistline this Christmas

With Christmas functions starting in November and celebrations left, right and centre over the Christmas and New Year period, it’s not surprising many of us then have to somehow manage the unwanted weight gain that comes along with these festivities. So, to help you we’ve broken down some of the best ways to save your waistline this Christmas… Read on for more!

Instead of going without, the following is a list of food and beverage swaps to help reduce your kilojoule intake and minimise the weight gain in the first place.

Swap This For This And Save This Much Energy (kJ)
1 slice (90g) Christmas pudding with ¼ cup custard 1 small meringue filled with 50g Greek yoghurt and topped with ½ cup chopped fruit 720
2 short bread biscuits 3 dark chocolate coated strawberries 985
3 Jatz crackers with 3 slices of camembert cheese 3 rice crackers with hummus dip 180
3 slices (90g) Christmas ham 6 king prawns 155
Slice (95g) of iced Christmas cake 2 gingerbread biscuits 895
Cider (e.g. 500ml Rekordling) 375ml mid-strength beer (e.g. Great Northern Super Crisp) 805
375ml can soft drink 375ml can of diet soft drink 670
1 glass (125ml) champagne White wine spritzer (1/2 glass white wine topped up with soda water) 200

Apart from meal plans, our Accredited Practising Dietitians from Sunshine Coast Dietetics always help our clients develop skills and strategies to work towards their goals or even just give you basic tips on how to save your waistline this Christmas. Get in touch with us today to get started.