Thanksgiving calorie scorecard

The average person consumes around 2,000-3,000 calories at a Thanksgiving dinner. If you snack and drink throughout the day, that total can easily rise to 5,000 or more calories.

A lot of people would be surprised to know exactly how those calories are broken down.
Below is a typical Thanksgiving dining list for people and how many calories are involved.
So before you reach for that extra dinner roll or piece of green bean casserole, now you’ll know what it will cost you calorie-wise.
Thanksgiving is a great time to spend with family and to eat good food, but remember to dine in moderation. Your body will thank you later

A.D.‘s Thanksgiving dinner scorecard
Turkey, white meat, 6 oz. – 330
Stuffing, 1/2 cup – 180
Mashed Potatoes, 1/2 cup – 150
Candied Sweet Potatoes, 1/2 cup – 150
Green Bean Casserole, 1/2 cup – 120
Gravy, 1/4 cup, 75
Dinner roll with butter, 2 – 110
Cranberry Sauce, 1/2 cup – 190
Jello mold, 1/2 cup – 120
Wine, 2 glasses – 240
Pumpkin Pie, 1 slice, 180
Whipped cream – 75
Ice Cream, vanilla, 1/2 cup – 145
Coffee, with cream and sugar, 2 cups – 50
For a grand total of 2,115 calories for the meal
Source: Health-e Illinois

If you’ve eaten all this, sit on the couch for a little while and watch some football. Then go take a walk, it’s time to start burning some calories away.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at