The alcohol in meal 2 totals 530 calories, the alcohol in meal 1 is only 100 calories. The turkey in Meal 1 is 4 oz of white meat (200 cals) and on Meal 2 it’s 6 oz of light & dark meat with skin (360 cals), add another 120 cals for 4 Tbsp of gravy.
Appetizers can be heavy on fat and calories. The pastry hors d’oeuvres, cheese, pate’ and crackers total 920 calories whereas the assorted vegetables with low-fat dip total 60 calories. We can’t forget dessert!
One piece of pecan pie in Meal 2 is 680 calories. One cup of pumpkin custard is 150 calories. Remember it is the flour that makes up a lot of the calories in the pie.
I want you to make wise choices when you eat your Thanksgiving dinner this year. Of course a nice long walk after dinner will help to burn those calories off.
Holly Kouvo is a certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, speaker and writer who specializes in helping people lose hundreds of pounds. Learn more at www.FittingFitnessIn.com.