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Ready to Walk Off Your Thanksgiving Meal?


23.75 miles to go!

How far would you have to go to walk off a typical Thanksgiving meal?

Try 47,500 steps or 23.75 miles!

The average Thanksgiving meal contains 2,375 calories according to HealthPartners. “That’s the amount of calories most people should consume in an entire day,” says Brianne Solem, a health coach with JourneyWell.

Here’s where calories start to get scary. The average American gains 1 pound in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. That can add up over the years.

Skipping the pumpkin pie might help…but not really. Let’s break it down:

  • Pecan pie (1 slice, 480 calories)9,600 steps, or 4.8 miles.
  • Turkey (6 ounces., 340 calories)6,800 steps, or 3.4 miles
  • Pumpkin pie (1 slice, 300 calories)6,000 steps, 3 miles
  • Green bean casserole ( 1/2 cup, 225 calories)4,500 steps, 2.25 miles
  • Cranberry sauce, ( 1/2 cup, 190 calories)3,800 steps, 1.9 miles
  • Stuffing ( 1/2 cup, 180 calories)3,600 steps, 1.8 miles
  • Mashed potatoes ( 1/2 cup, 150 calories)3,000 steps, 1.5 miles
  • Gravy ( 1/2 cup, 150 calories)3,000 steps, 1.5 miles
  • Sweet potatoes ( 1/2 cup, 150 calories)3,000 steps, 1.5 miles
  • Dinner roll (90 calories)1,800 steps, 0.9 miles
  • Coffee (w/cream & sugar, 50 calories)1,000 steps, 0.5 miles
  • Butter (1 pat, 45 calories)900 steps, 0.45 miles
  • Whipped cream (2 tbsp., 25 calories)500 steps, 0.25 miles

I guess I’ll skip the pancakes this morning, go for a run and watch football while on the treadmill this afternoon.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Brandon Scholz permalink
    11/26/2010 1:26 pm

    Thx for the damper on my once-a-year turkey-stuffing-tater-gravy and cranberry extravaganza! The only thing that would top your admonishment would have been if I burned the bird!!! OK, I’ll get on the treadmill during the game and traipse around the woods a bit tool.

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