If you are a person who cares about health & fitness, Thanksgiving may be an especially stressful day from a nutritional point of view, because as is well known, this special date is not characterized by being healthy or fitness, in particular. The opposite is true, just thinking about stuffed turkey makes you feel like you're gaining weight, but is it as bad as it sounds? Well, we will tell you in detail.
The average American consumes about 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat for Thanksgiving dinner alone on this day, according to the Calorie Control Council, however, this can go up to 4,500 if we add drinks and snacks.
The recommended daily consumption varies depending on how active you are in your day, and even your body size, but on average it is about 2,000 calories for women and 2,600 for men, so just eating dinner can double your recommended daily intake.
But if your concern was about eating the Baked Turkey or not, the main dish on all the tables in the country, we have good news for you, it is not the most caloric, not even with the skin, the fattest part. It only has about 320 calories (for about 4 servings), so among all the dishes on the table, it isn't that bad.
A glass of wine, white or red, contains at least 125 calories, but the danger of its intake is not in its calories, after a few drinks you will feel relaxed enough to eat whatever you want, if you desire to control what you eat, wine may not be a good ally.
If you are interested in knowing how much you would need to exercise to burn all those calories, we will explain it to you:
Running 1 hour on average consumes about 400 calories, this data varies depending on many factors, but it serves to have a more objective point of view. If you eat 4000 calories during dinner, you will have to run for at least 10 whole hours, instead, if you go to the gym, you will burn an average of 300 calories in an hour, which means that you would have to invest 13 and a half hours, in short, it is easier to eat what you need than to try to fix it later.