Surprising Thanksgiving Calories

by Gavan on November 25, 2008

Compliments of The Today Show:
According to a study by Texas A&M International University, Americans will consume an extra 619 calories per day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. But, armed with helpful nutrition information, you’ll be able to successfully fight the battle of the bulge throughout the holiday season.

An extra 619 calories PER DAY? I took the quiz along with my buddy, Matt Lauer and was surprised that I missed a couple. I thought it was a good video to pass along to bring awareness to portion control. I know I know, it’s supposed to be a gorge day, right? Then you’d better plan to work out before the gorging starts!

Compliments of Joy Bauer:
Hard to swallow, but yes, the average Thanksgiving meal with the works (appetizers, alcoholic beverages, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, roll with butter, cranberry sauce, and pie a la mode) contributes more than 4000 calories! That’s double the total number of calories most adults should be taking in for an entire day in just one meal. Of course, this doesn’t factor in the generous portions of leftovers we tend to consume in the days following the Thanksgiving holiday.

I don’t know about you but I’m off to the treadmill!

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