How Long Do I Have to Run to Burn Off Thanksgiving Day?

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Thanksgiving running

Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of the holiday season. It is a day centered around food, drinks, and excessive feasting – which is why more often than not, it leads to a new, larger number on the scale.

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For all those interested in keeping the “holiday sweater” off this season, the following information could serve useful. Allow yourself to indulge, but get ready to lace up afterwards! Depending on how healthy of an appetite you have or how big your sweet tooth is, you could be running a considerable amount of time!


2 Slices of Turkey: 74 calories
Run 8 minutes

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Scoop of Mashed Potatoes (1 cup): 214 calories
Run 23 minutes

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Scoop of Stuffing (1 cup): 352 calories
Run 38 minutes

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Macaroni & Cheese (1 cup): 207 calories
Run 22 minutes

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Slice of Cranberry Sauce: 86 calories
Run 9 minutes

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Baked Sweet Potato (with skin): 60 calories
Run 6 minutes

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Corn (1/2 cup): 67 calories
Run 7 minutes

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1 Dinner Roll: 84 calories (with Butter: 186 calories)
Run 9/20 minutes

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Green Bean Casserole (3/4 cup): 148 calories
Run 16 minutes

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Slice of Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream: 332 calories
Run 35 minutes

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Gravy (1 cup): 121 calories
Run 13 minutes

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Glass of Red Wine: 120 calories
Run 13 minutes

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Comments

That's depressing, but very enlightening.
Thanks Armen for this useful article. However, based on the estimates, I'd be running non stop until Christmas! Happy Thanksgiving day to all. Be grateful, be safe.