This is how long it takes to burn off your favourite festive treats: mince pies, pigs in blankets, mulled wine and more
11 December 2018, 15:57 | Updated: 12 December 2018, 11:34
Calorie contents of all your favourite Christmas treats - and how to burn them off after eating
If you aren't spending this December laying about watching Home Alone with a mulled wine in one hand and a mince pie in the other then you're frankly doing Christmas wrong.
Although nothing will stop us living every day of the festive period as if we haven't eaten in several thousand years, that doesn't mean we don't have the niggling sense at the back of our minds that we're going to have to get back to our normal exercise routine... eventually.
So we thought we'd create this handy little guide. Read on to find out how you can work off those indulgent festive treats - or, alternatively, just ignore it altogether and get on with living your best Christmas life.
Mince pies: calories and how to burn off
A typical mince pie contains around 245 calories, meaning it will require around a 21 minute run to burn off. Or, if like us the thought of running makes you want to hide under your bed forever, a 40 minute walk.
Check out our handy guide to the best mince pies you can buy on the high street to ensure your getting the best quality for your calories.
Mulled wine: calories and how to burn off
Nothing says Christmas like mulled wine, but, like many alcoholic drinks, they come packed with lots of hidden calories.
A glass of mulled wine contains around 200 calories, meaning you'll need to do about 30 minutes of walking to burn it off - or 14 minutes on an elliptical machine.
Pigs in blankets: calories and how to burn off
Five pigs in blankets at 70 calories will take around six minutes to run off. Or, alternatively, if you invest in this FOOTLONG specimen from Aldi, you're going to need to spend considerably longer at the gym...
Basic homemade Christmas biscuit: calories and how to burn off
You know the ones we mean. The biscuits you make when it's Christmas Eve and you're bored and need to entertain your younger siblings so you dig out the snowman-shaped biscuit cutters and get to work creating some haphazard, misshapen concoctions.
These festive-essentials contain around 112 calories each, meaning you could walk them off in 20 minutes.
Candy canes: calories and how to burn off
Although (obviously) packed with sugar, candy canes actually contain a relatively low amount of calories compared to other indulgent Christmas snacks.
At 60 calories each, they'll require around 11 minutes of walking to burn off.
A bag of chocolate coins: calories and how to burn off
A typical bag of chocolate coins contains around 210 calories. A 40 minute walk would burn them off, or, alternatively, an hour-long moderate weight-lifting session.
Gingerbread man: calories and how to burn off
A typical gingerbread man is around 200 calories, meaning a 40 minute walk should see it off.
And finally, just to ruin your Christmas, a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings: calories and how to burn off
In news that has made us spit out our chocolate coins in shock, a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings contains around 5,200 calories. Meaning that a casual 52 mile run should see it off.
Or, alternatively, you could just embrace the festive weight-gain. It is Christmas, after all...