It’s often tempting to binge on crisps and chocolate to mark a special occasion like Easter or Christmas.
Now scientists have found it may not be as bad for our health as once thought.
A five-day period of over-indulgence does not trigger harmful long-term body changes that could lead to diabetes, research suggests.
Scientists said although too much high-calorie food can cause obesity ‘it does not mean having to be careful for 365 days a year.’ They studied how the body dealt with changes in blood sugar during feasting. Researchers tested a group of healthy lean men with an average age of 22 by letting them eat an extra 1,000 calories a day for five days.