While Thanksgiving is wonderful for spending time with family and counting your blessings, it can also be a dangerous time of year for your waistline. While it may be tempting to stuff your face as well as that turkey, it's important to think about the big picture. Don't forget about portion control on Thanksgiving — check out what it takes to work off that big Thanksgiving meal!
Six ounces of turkey = 340 calories. To burn that off, you'd have to run a Turkey Trot 5K, or run for 30 minutes.
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Half a cup of stuffing = 180 calories, or 10 minutes of running the stairs.
A quarter cup of cranberry sauce= 104 calories, or 100 pushups
One buttered dinner roll = 180 calories, or 20 minutes of flag football with the family after dinner!
Half a cup of sweet potato casserole = 149 calories, or 18 minutes of spinning.
Half a cup of green bean casserole = 115 calories, or 14 minutes of dancing
One slice of pumpkin pie = 280 calories, or one hour of yoga
A glass of red wine = 25 calories, or 35 minutes of walking
If you want to burn the entire meal off as a whole, you could consider one of the following: 2.8 hours of running the stairs, 3.8 hours of jumping rope, 5.25 hours of circuit training, 7 hours of biking or 10.5 hours of power yoga.
Remember, a healthy relationship with food involves a healthy balance, and it's important not to deprive yourself. It's all about planning around "naughty" food indulgences!