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Fareway Dietitian: Holidays by the Numbers


Holidays by the Numbers


  • One cup of eggnog has over 300 calories.
  • Pick up the latest issue of CentsAble Health Magazine for Light and Easy Eggnog, with about 60% fewer calories
  • THREE - the average person may consume enough fat at a holiday meal to equal three sticks of butter
  • FOUR slices of skinless roasted turkey have 190 calories and only 6 grams of fat. Enjoy all year
  • Always remove the skin and choose white meat whenever possible
  • 7 to 8 - pounds the average American gains from Halloween to New Years
  • Make smart choices now, so your resolutions aren't overwhelming
  • 127 calories burned with 15 minutes of light jogging
  • Escape scary relatives and head outside
  • 137 calories burned with 30 minutes of raking leaves
  • 195 calories burned with 1 hour of food preparation
  • 56 calories burned watching 1 hour of football
  • 508 calories burned playing 1 hour of flag football
  • Try playing a quick pick up game before or after you sit down to watch it on TV
  • 26 -- minutes it takes to burn off 1 slice of pie
  • 460 - number of liquid calories the average American consumes per day
  • Skip the calorie-loaded drinks in favor of more filling, lower calorie options
  • 18-24.9 - BMI of a healthy individual
  • BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches x Height in inches ) ) x 703
  • 33.9 - Santa's estimated BMI. This puts him in the obese category (maybe he should leave the cookies alone)
  • 3000 - calories in the average American holiday dinner
  • Eat a breakfast full of whole grains, protein and fruit
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes before your holiday dinner
  • Scan the options before you fill your plate
  • Remember MyPlate: fill ½ your plate with vegetables, ¼ with lean protein and ¼ with whole grains


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