Working off the 4,000 Thanksgiving calories

Working off the 4,000 Thanksgiving calories

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on November 21, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Something to think about as you're celebrating Thanksgiving: If you go all out and enjoy heaping portions, you could end up consuming more than 4,000 calories.

But there are ways to counter those calories.

For example, a 5-ounce glass of wine is 120 calories; you would need to run 13 to 14 minutes to burn them off.

A half-cup serving of mashed potatoes and gravy is about 160 calories. A brisk 30-minute walk will erase that.

If you indulge in a slice of pumpkin pie with whipping cream, that’s an estimated 325 calories. It would take a 35- to 40-minute jog to wipe that out.

The easiest way to lighten the load: Just take smaller servings.

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