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The ultimate MAN v FAT guide to Christmas 2018

Christmas can be a tricky bugger to navigate if you’re trying to lose weight. We’re not really talking about Christmas Day itself here, because surely if there’s one day you can sod the diet it’s Christmas Day (and Boxing Day, buried under Quality Street wrappers), but it’s everything else that can make this time of year difficult if you’re trying to shift the pounds. It all begins in mid-November and from

How many calories in Starbucks and Costa Christmas food?

Picture the scene: you’re in your nearest town doing your Christmas shopping. You’re laden down with bags, sick of hearing All I Want For Christmas Is You and your feet hurt. Time for a pit stop at one of the high street’s chain coffee shops, and you want a festive lunch, because who are you to let the Christmas spirit die? You don’t want to completely let go of your self-restraint,

How many calories in Costa and Starbucks Christmas coffees?

Halloween is over and like clockwork, the festive drinks are here. Last week saw Christmas offerings launching in Starbucks and Costa so it’s official: the countdown to Christmas is on. Yes, they’re sickly sweet and full of sugar. Yes, they can be high in calories. But I’ll be damned if I’m not enticed by a salted caramel brownie hot chocolate. I’ve poured over the nutritional info so you don’t have

How many calories in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

The kids are back in school, the leaves are turning brown, there’s a definite nip in the air and yes, the rain has returned: autumn is here, and with it comes the pumpkin spice latte season. If you’ve never had a PSL, it’s a warming, slightly spiced coffee that has made its way to our shores from the US, and coffee shops go mad for it. And if we’re honest,

Nutritionists choose the best options from high street Christmas menus

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ll have noticed that we’re quite excited about Christmas food here at MAN v FAT. Pigs in blankets, turkey, cranberry sauce – what’s not to love?  We’re big fans of treating ourselves to a turkey sandwich with all the trimmings as we escape the slug of office meetings (all within our calorie allowance of course) but do we know the real nutritional