That’s the amount that an average person consumed on Thanksgiving Day, according to reports from the American Council on Exercise and the Calorie Control Council!
This amounts to double to triple the number of calories someone should be eating per day. If you normally eat a 1,800 calorie diet, this means you might have eaten an extra 2,700 calories. It only takes approximately 3,500 extra calories to gain a pound - so if you were snacking with friends and family before or after Thanksgiving, those extra calories plus your Thanksgiving meal might mean you’ve gained a pound or two already.
What can you do to burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories?
- 30 minutes of cycling at 15-16 miles per hour
- 50 minutes of hiking cross country
- 40 minutes of ice skating
- 30 minutes of running at 6mph
- 50 minutes of hitting a punching bag
- 1 hour and 5 minutes of bellydancing
- 30 minutes of jumping rope
- 2 hours of a gentle yoga class
- 40 minutes of walking up stairs
- 50 minutes of playing basketball