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The average calorie consumption on Thanksgiving Day is 5000-6000
...What was yours this year?
Sat. Nov 25, 6:21pm
3000 on Thanksgiving Day
2200 the day after
Expecting 2500 by the time Saturday is over.
Ouch. Looking at those numbers makes me very happy I said no to all the booze being passed around. I'd have hit 5000 on Christmas with appetizer beer and martinis, dinner wine, and a couple of large Baileys over ice like everyone else had.
Saturday, November 25, 2006, 6:30 PM
I can't even begin to imagine where you got those numbers from because according to recent news stations the average is between 1200-1600, I'd hate to eat at your house. I know I only consumed about 800 for my whole meal this year and that was with, 4oz turkey w/ 2 tbs gravy, 1/2 cp stuffing, 1/2 cp sweet tats, lots of roasted veggies, and green beans and 1 piece of pumpkin pie, oh and 1/2 cp cranberry sauce
Saturday, November 25, 2006, 10:20 PM
I dunno, the 5000 range sounds about for my family T-day, when we used to have it all together: 25-lb turkey so everyone ate too much; new potatos in cream w/ onions, cranberry sauce, v. desultory salad, lots of homemade bread -- in addition to the delicious turkey stuffing!, real gravy made w/ drippings. giblets, and flour, sweet potatos, apple cider, pumpkin pie, real venison mincemeat pie, apple pie, and coffee to finish it off.
Not to say that one couldn't eat less if one wanted to... but no one wanted to!
I didn't "do" thanksgiving this year - -had a normal 1500-ish day, w/ a big workout. But I DO miss that mince pie Mom used to make -- so alcoholic it would just about knock ya over.
Oh, and 10:20 -- if your .5 c. of stuffing didn't have 400 calories by itself, it ain't the cooked-in-the-bird stuffing I grew up with!
Saturday, November 25, 2006, 10:39 PM
That's an average, for people not counting calories, and it's for the whole day not just the plate of food with the turkey on it. It includes drinking. I heard this figure from two WW group leaders (must have been part of the official pre-holiday spiel about 5 years ago), and I've seen similar numbers in health-oriented magazines.
The actual dinner comes in around 1500 calories, give or take 500...it's all the hors d'oeuvres and alcohol and pie a la mode that really kill the day. 2 beers and 2 glasses of wine (6oz, not 4oz since that's unrealistic) = 550 calories. Pie with 1 scoop = 500 calories. Mug of hot cider or a little brandy = 120 calories. Now add in cheese and crackers, chip-and-dip, piggies in a blanket, deviled eggs, bacon-wrapped whatever, etc. along with the fairly common habit of grazing through all this because we eat a smaller-than-usual breakfast to "prepare" for the main event...
My plate came to 700-ish calories, but my day was 4x that. Isn't it funny how we can turn some of the most nutritious foods in our world - turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin, apples, string beans - into a caloric nightmare? Normally you'd look at that list of foods and think "mm, lean protein, tons of antioxidants and betacarotene and fiber", but no, we turn it into a day of dietary shame.
Sunday, November 26, 2006, 1:57 AM
in addition to the above my family would have cheese & crackers, a hot appetizer, green bean cassarole, sticky buns, butter, 3 kinds of pie, home made whipped cream, sparkling juices and cider, candy bowls, nut bowls, coffee with cream.... like the above poster i forwent thanksgiving at my family's this year. it was just too much.
Sunday, November 26, 2006, 8:57 AM
I would even say that it is 5000 - 6000 calories for the entire holiday if you include the leftovers. I wish the holiday was more about giving than eating. It's kind of annoying. We're a gluttonous country, fat and happy.
Monday, November 27, 2006, 11:07 AM
10:20, there is absolutely no way your meal was 800 calories. That's ridiculous... not even remotely believable.
I overate - I'm sure my calorie intake for the day was around 6000 :-( But, it was my choice, so I must live with the consequences.
Monday, November 27, 2006, 11:19 AM
see, yet another reason to hate thanksgiving. Break out the socks!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 11:54 AM
I want Turkey socks!!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 12:57 PM
Thanksgiving for me is a day to celebrate with family. I adore my family even when it means I will completely exaust myself. For me the most comforting thing in the world is to sit around the table and share with one another.
Think about it, what are you thankful for?
I have one member of my family who is alive that we didn't think would make it a year and a half ago. THAT I am thankful for.
Definately a 5000 cal day. Haven't eaten it yet but know it will be.
I am pretty strict with myself the rest of the time so I don't see what is so bad about splurging once in a while.
I understand that holidays get commercialized but what is going on in you. In your heart. That is what matters. Try and take a step back and look at what you have in your life that is good and be Thankful.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 4:50 AM
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