How Much We Eat On Thanksgiving Is Shocking

How many calories do we eat on Thanksgiving? According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving day. What would it take to burn off those calories? 15 hours of cycling, a 10.3-hour hike, or a 28-mile run. More here: (Best Life)

Turns out it’s not the turkey that makes you tired on Thanksgiving …Yes, turkey contains tryptophan, but not in quantities high enough to make you really sleepy. So what really makes you tired? Probably all the sides – which tend to be full of fat and carbs – not to mention the alcohol. More here: (The Healthy)

Speaking of Thanksgiving foods...


Sure, turkey is the star of the show, but it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the sides.

According to WalletHub research, these are American's favorite Thanksgiving dishes:

  • Turkey -- 83%
  • Mashed potatoes -- 78%
  • Stuffing/dressing -- 77%
  • Bread/rolls -- 74%
  • Sweet potatoes/yams -- 65%
  • Cranberry sauce -- 52%

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