Good Morning Carnivores and one Vegetarian (You know who you are):
As you know, the holidays officially “kickoff” this week and I have
found that most experts agree, Americans eat an average of 5000
calories for Thanksgiving Dinner. That’s right! Just that one meal
of the day which includes one plate of food, one drink and one serving
of dessert. It does not include meals eaten prior to the “passing” of
the first appetizer.
I am sure you’re all thinking that I am about to tell you how to cut
those calories down in size. Well, I would…I mean, I actually did.
That was last year’s Thanksgiving installment – Body Designs 10 in
case you’re wondering.
Instead, I am going provide you with some perspective on what you’re
about to do.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the
American adult consumed an average of 2775 calories a day in 2009.
That’s almost half the amount of calories you’ll be eating for dinner
How about these Turkey Day Dinner caloric equivalents? Each of the
following total 5000 calories:
41.5 Slices of Domino’s Pizza (120 ea. 12” medium – no extra toppings)
21. Dodger Dogs (240 ea.)
10.3 Big Macs (485 ea.)
7.5 Double Doubles (In-N-Out) (670 ea.)
2 Combos (w/ Chili and Cheese @ Marty’s) (1000 ea.)
1 Steak (72 ounce – at the Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas) (5200 ea.)
I guess it is fitting that the universal sound of a turkey is “gobble,
gobble”. So with that, I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and
heed the words of my lovely wife,
“Turkey, turkey, gobble, gobble, eat too much, wobble, wobble!”
Oh, by the way…if you’re looking forward to “working off” those 5000
calories, it will take you 6 hrs and 15 min. running at 5.0 miles per
hour to do so.