Answer: The Calorie Control Council estimates the Thanksgiving meal packs a whopping 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat. YIKES!
Now, what do you have to do to burn off those extra calories?
Now, remember: calories equal energy to burn! You might be curious as to how much work you have to do to use up the calories from each delicious dish in your feast. Well, look no further. We break it down right here just for you:
4 ounces of dark turkey meat packs 323 calories. To burn that off, you have to walk around the mall with your Black-Friday bags for 45 minutes.
1 dinner roll holds 82 calories. Now, you have to clean house for 30 minutes.
¼ cup of cranberry sauce is around 110 calories. You have to rake leaves for 45 minutes.
½ cup of stuffing contains 190 calories. You will have to chase the kids around the block for 30 minutes.
1 slice of pumpkin pie punches 316 calories. To pick out the perfect Christmas Tree, you’ll need to wander through the forest for 80 minutes.
1/2 cup of candied yams with marshmallows has 170 calories. To burn that off, you have to ride your bike for 35 minutes.
1 cup of mashed potatoes equals 162 calories. A 25-minute workout playing a friendly football game.
Remember… it takes 1 mile of brisk walking to burn off 100 calories.
Every calorie we can cut helps us survive the dreaded Holiday weight-gain game. Here are a few more tips to have a thinner Thanksgiving…