I am soooooo ready for Thanksgiving! I have always loved getting together with my family members at this time of the year. Laughing at things from years prior and seeing how each of us has changed since we were last together.
Of course THE MEAL is a huge part of the gathering. I love to cook but I am not the hostess for the Family Thanksgiving. I go to my cousins house in Ft. Myers and take pie.
Since I do love to cook, I always have a 2nd Thanksgiving for those I didn’t see on the actual holiday.
No matter when you are celebrating this holiday there is little doubt we will consume massive amounts of calories.
Just how many calories in that meal?? Let’s look.
According to the Calorie Control Council, an average American consumes 3,000 calories and 150 grams of fat in a traditional Thanksgiving meal. That’s without seconds! That’s about the same as having 6 McDonald’s Big Macs or 12 servings of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. To burn off Thanksgiving dinner, a 160-pound person would have to run moderately for 4 hours or swim for 5 hours.
I need to find a way to burn the calories off ……while I sleep.
WISHING YOU A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!