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21 Dec 2017

Australians can take some simple steps to avoid gaining weight and wasting food this festive season, AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

“Christmas Day is often accepted as a day for over-indulgence in food, alcohol, and confectionery,” Dr Bartone said.

“Some Australians will consume more than 25,000 kilojoules – or 6000 calories – on the day, which is three times the amount of energy needed by a moderately active adult.

“It’s no surprise that many of us will gain a kilo or two over the holidays, but it’s not inevitable.

Published: 21 Dec 2017