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flymetothemoon
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Burning Off the Holiday Calories
The average adult gains 1 to 2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. In this season of eating more and exercising less, I wanted to point out just how much you'll need to do to burn off that extra slice of pie. I'm not telling you not to eat it, just to be sure to burn it off later :) 1. Pumpkin Pie - Pumpkin pie is actually one of the healthier desserts you can eat during the holidays! Try to limit yourself to one-eighth slice of a pie, though. Calories: 323 per slice Burn it off: Ice skate or run for 41 minutes 2. Apple pie - The main ingredient in apple pie is, of course, apples, but that doesn't make it nutritious! One slice contains 14 grams of fat, with 5 grams of saturated fat. Calories: 296 per slice Burn it off: Build a snowman for 53 minutes 3. Bread Stuffing - It tastes great, but stuffing is just seasoned white bread cut into small hunks and soaked with melted butter. Calories: 150 per 1/2 cup Burn it off: Run for 15 minutes 4. Canned Cranberry Sauce - Many cranberry jellies are made with high fructose corn syrup. Go for some fresh, homemade sauce! Calories: 110 per 1/4 cup Burn it off: Go sledding for 15 minutes 5. Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Topping - Sweet potatoes are a good source of calcium, potassium, iron, and fiber, but those benefits are obsolete when you cover them with marshmallows and brown sugar... Calories: About 250 per scoop Burn it off: Downhill ski for 35 minutes 6. Mashed Potatoes with Gravy - Cut the calorie count in half by skipping the gravy altogether! Calories: 230 per 3/4 cup Burn it off: Do jumping jacks for 23 minutes
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I'm of the belief that if I don't know how many calories are in it, it won't hurt me ;) ...at least for the holidays!
I guess I have to get myself ready for running since I can never give up my precious pumpkin pie.
Dang, I'm going to have run for 10 hours to burn all these calories from Thanksgiving lol