(DAILYMAIL) — A bite of a mince pie here, an extra helping of pudding there… It all seems so innocent at the time.

But as the calorific Christmas extravaganza continues apace, it might be worth bearing in mind that any extra helpings could still be clinging to your thighs and tummy in March.

A study has found that extra pounds we pile on over the festive period will take a depressing three months to shift.

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