Feast or Famine for Thanksgiving

We are starting are Thanksgiving workouts now, I want to help you burn the calories from dinner before you ever sit down to eat!!

Here are some numbers I found to put things in perspective for you (http://theweek.com/article/index/221689/thanksgivings-massive-calorie-count-by-the-numbers)

 

1,500
The amount of calories an average woman needs each day

2,000
The amount of calories an average man needs each day

3,000
The estimated amount of calories in a typical Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, side dishes, and dessert

5,000 to 6,000
The estimated amount of calories people consume throughout Thanksgiving Day — roughly triple the recommended daily intake

590
The amount of calories in an average serving of a traditionally prepared Thanksgiving turkey

30
Grams of fat in an average serving of a traditionally prepared Thanksgiving turkey

400
The amount of calories in a softball-sized serving of stuffing

25
Grams of fat in a softball-sized serving of stuffing, or “the amount of fat you’d gobble up in a large, fast food serving of french fries,” says Darlene Zimmerman at the Detroit Free Press

323
The amount of calories in a small, lightbulb-sized slice of pumpkin pie

456
The amount of calories in a small, lightbulb-sized slice of pecan pie

90
Calories in a typical three-ounce glass of red wine

3,500
The amount of calories needed for the body to create one extra pound of fat

500 to 700
Calories that healthy dieters should aim for in their Thanksgiving meal, as recommended by health experts at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

60
The number of minutes it takes for a 150-pound person to burn 500 calories by jogging at a moderate pace, according to Livestrong.com

Sources: Boston GlobeDetroit Free PressLivestrong.comLA Times,Las Vegas Review JournalNaturally SavvyShape

 

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About David Nuckols

Inspiring individuals to learn about the human body to motivate lifestyle changes that improve their own self-image

Posted on November 5, 2012, in Home and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the info. I’ve already been thinking about what and how much I was going to eat on Thanksgiving!

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