How Long Does It Take To Burn Off A Holiday Meal?
There's nothing like those amazing home cooked holiday meals. My mom is one of those moms that always thinks her kids are too skinny and is constantly trying to feed us. I started to figure out how many calories I would be consuming over the Thanksgiving weekend and I gave up because it got out of control real fast. I was able to find some info on Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, so If you've ever wondered how many calories we eat on average and how long it takes to burn them off. Here you go.
Accounting for appetizers and desserts, the average American consumes a little over 3,000 calories and 150 grams of fat in a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, according to the Calorie Control Council.
Keep in mind this is without going back for seconds! Who doesn't go back for seconds? To be more accurate lets say most people go back for a third of a plate or add one more dessert and end up at 4000 calories. How long does it take to burn that off?
According to the Mayo Clinic, a person weighing 160 pounds, jogging at about 5 miles per hour, will burn 606 calories per hour. To zero out your 4,000 calorie meal, you're going to have to jog for six hours and 36 minutes.
I just realized this blog was not a good idea. My bad! LOL