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It is normal to overindulge at Christmas, but are you aware of how much you are actually overindulging! Read through this article that exposes the truth behind our favourite Christmas treats and complete the article with the missing vocabulary. WARNING: Don't read this article if you want to enjoy your treats guilt-free!

Lesson by Caroline

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The Christmas coffee shop treats that contain more calories than a double cheeseburger

If you're worried about piling on the _1_ this Christmas, you should stay away from the high street coffee _2_ .

Some festive foods and drinks from Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero have more calories than a McDonald's double cheeseburger.

A large Starbucks eggnog latte contains 24g of saturated fat – more than the 20g daily _3_ for a woman recommended by doctors – and 74g of sugar (18 teaspoons). Doctors recommend adults consume a _4_ of 60g of sugar a day.  Eggnog is made with egg yolk, cream, sugar and nutmeg. The Starbucks latte is _5_, but contains espresso and milk.

And festive sandwiches from popular chains such as Pret A Manger and EAT are no better. A Christmas brie and cranberry sandwich from Pret has 33g of fat, while the Christmas Full Works offering from EAT contains 18g of fat and almost five _6_ of sugar.

Dr Frankie Phillips, of the British Dietetic Association, said: 'Such a massive amount of sugar and fat in one drink is alarming. The calories are the equivalent of a meal, but one that lacks any real _7_'.

Those watching their _8_ would be well advised stay away from some of the seasonal sandwich offerings at popular chains. A Christmas Brie & Cranberry sandwich from Pret packs 33g of fat, while the Christmas Full Works offering from EAT contains 14g of fat .

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