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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/25/2010

An education on Thanksgiving calories

By Valerie Strauss

Before you eat today, take a look at this. It was assembled by the Washington Center for Weight Management & Research in Arlington, Va.

Breakfast
2 slices of toast (2 oz.) .............160
1 tablespoon jam .......................65
2 scrambled egg ......................160
8 oz. orange juice ....................110

Appetizers
1 cup of raw vegetables ..............30
4 Tbsp sour cream-based dip ...120
8 oz. apple cider .......................115
10 Ritz crackers ........................160
.. with 5 oz. cheddar cheese .....575
6 oz. red wine ...........................120
3 oz. mixed nuts ........................510
1 oz. tortilla chips ......................140
2 Tbsp salsa ....................10

Thanksgiving Dinner
2 cups salad ................................60
with 2 Tablespoons chunky
blue cheese dressing ..................150
8 oz. turkey (some dark, w/ skin)...390
1 cup mashed potatoes ...............240
3 ladles gravy (3/4 cup)................300
1 cup candied yams .....................300
1 cup sauteed green beans..........100
1/2 cup winter squash ................... 50
1/2 cup cranberry sauce...............220
1 small dinner roll............................80
2 tablespoons butter......................205
1 cup stuffing ...............................360
6 oz. red wine..............................180

Dessert
1 sugar cookie ............................120
3 chocolates.................................210
1 small lemon bar.........................125
1/2 slice pecan pie........................225
1 slice homemade apple pie..........400


Later
1 turkey sandwich
..(4 oz. white meat w/o skin
.. 2 oz. bread
..1 Tablespoon mayonnaise..............390
1/4 cup cranberry sauce.... ............110
1/2 cup stuffing...............................180
1/4 gravy............................ ...........100
1 small slice pumpkin pie................230

GRAND TOTAL: 7,000 calories
http://www.caloriesperhour.com/tutorial_pound.php
Since a pound of body fat equates to approximately 3,500 calories, that’s two pounds in a single day.
Enjoy.

By Valerie Strauss  | November 25, 2010; 12:07 PM ET
Tags:  Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving calories, Thanksgiving dinner, calories, calories in stuffing, calories in turkey, thanksgiving  
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