OK, you’ll probably believe the amount of calories in Thanksgiving dinner is incredibly high but I promise you can’t imagine how many miles you would have to walk to burn off the entire meal. What’s worse is that these numbers are precise to the average serving size of each dish. Who the hell only eats the serving size of anything? Especially considering the fact that I continue to eat Thanksgiving dinner for the entire week after. Yikes, someone get me a gym membership for Christmas.
Our standard Thanksgiving dinner includes:
One glass of wine
A glass of cider or juice
Six ounces of cured ham
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
Half a cup of candied sweet potatoes
A dinner roll, A pat of butter
A slice of pumpkin pie
All of this comes to a total of 2335 calories. You would have to walk 23.35 miles (if it takes you 2,000 steps to walk one mile) to burn off this entire meal off. This is just one meal. The standard recommendations for daily caloric intake is 2,000 calories per day and this is well over that. Check out the calories in each dish below.