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Eaten too much? You’re in a Christmas coma!

  • Typical Christmas dinner contains more than 3,000 calories, including wine 
  • Gorging leaves you tired because body uses energy digesting all the food  
  • Organisation says your body goes into a ‘vegetative state’ as it digests more 

If you gorge on turkey with all the trimmings tomorrow and can hardly move, you’re suffering from what’s been dubbed ‘Christmas coma’.

And there’s only one cure – resist the lure of the sofa and go for a good walk, say experts.

A typical Christmas dinner contains more than 3,000 calories, including the helpings of turkey, puddings and glasses of wine.

Gorging leaves you tired because the body uses energy digesting the food in a process that can take up to eight hours. 

Gorging leaves you tired because the body uses energy digesting the food in a process that can take up to eight hours

A typical Christmas dinner contains more than 3,000 calories, including the helpings of turkey, puddings and glasses of wine

A typical Christmas dinner contains more than 3,000 calories, including the helpings of turkey, puddings and glasses of wine

Lumpy gravy, cremating the roast potatoes or even leaving the giblets in the turkey are some of the top horrors, according to research by food producer Aunt Bessie¿s

Lumpy gravy, cremating the roast potatoes or even leaving the giblets in the turkey are some of the top horrors, according to research by food producer Aunt Bessie’s

Daniel O’Shaughnessy, communications director at the British Association for Applied Nutritional Therapy, said: ‘You can eat yourself to the point where your body is trying to digest more and go into a vegetative state.’

His comments come as a study confirms that the average Brit finds making Christmas dinner highly stressful.

Lumpy gravy, cremating the roast potatoes or even leaving the giblets in the turkey are some of the top horrors, according to research by food producer Aunt Bessie’s.



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