CINCINNATI - It is a holiday based entirely around a dinner so the amount of calories we consume on Thanksgiving is likely hundreds more than on a non-holiday day.
So exactly how many calories on average do we consume on Thanksgiving?
According to the Calorie Control Council we consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. This count includes a traditional Turkey dinner of about 3,000 calories and about 1,500 calories from snacks and beverages before the big meal.
This makes our calories on Thanksgiving day about 2 1/4 times the average daily calorie intake and close to 3 1/2 times the fat.
In the The New York Times article the author broke down the meal to see how much we would have to eat to get to 4,500 calories.
Total: 2,486 calories
Add some appetizers, a few glasses of wine and your breakfast and it's possible you are at 4,500 calories in one day.
Some tips to a healthier Thanksgiving from EmblemHealth :
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