Christmas may be a time for over-indulging, but experts point out that Christmas Day itself can actually be one of the healthiest of the year.
The British Dietetic Association suggests that Christmas Dinner can be "a great way of getting your five a day" and can also be made healthier by cooking potatoes in vegetable oil rather than goose fat and removing the skin from the turkey.
Dietician Rachel Cooke said that Christmas dinner is "actually a pretty balanced meal" and it can be "incredibly healthy".
"The fact is, small changes to your diet can lead to huge benefits to your health," she claimed.
"And at the end of the day, [after] Christmas dinner followed by a small pudding, going out for a family walk or something afterwards is actually pretty good and perhaps better than what a lot of people eat the rest of the year!" she added.
Independent advice on private healthcare