A glass of cider or juice, Six ounces of white and dark turkey, Half a cup of stuffing, Half a cup of cranberry sauce, Half a cup of mashed potatoes, Half a cup of gravy, Half a cup of green bean casserole, A dinner roll, A pat of butter, A slice of pecan pie, Half a cup of whipped cream, ...that comes to 2065 calories. You will need to walk 20.65 miles, 33.30 kilometers, or 41300 steps, assuming you cover one mile in 2,000 steps.
That is an average Thanksgiving meal, and it actually might be less than what some people eat. An average woman needs 2000 calories a day. This one meal is over capacity. One thing you can do to stay healthy for this holiday is to cut down. It doesn't have to be much, but a little less can go a long way. Also, since you are consuming more, you also need burn more. Simple things like going for a walk, playing football in the yard, playing interactive video games (wii sports, guitar hero if you dance, and DDR), and ping-pong can burn a lot of calories and also bring your family closer this holiday season. Have a great holiday, but don't forget to count those calories!
Thanksgiving Calorie Counter