Calorie Count: Thanksgiving Dinner

Every Thanksgiving, in just one meal, most Americans will consume as many calories as they usually do over a three day period. The average Thanksgiving meal contains about 4000 calories, but there are a few simple things you can do to cut the calories and not the taste.

6 Ounces Turkey: 340 Calories. You'll need to lift weights for two hours to work these calories off.

1 Cup Stuffing: 360 Calories. You'll need to ride a bike for one hour to work these calories off.

1/2 Cup Cranberry Sauce: 190 Calories

1/2 Cup Mashed Potatoes: 150 Calories. You'll need to run for about an hour to work these calories off.

1/2 Cup Gravy: 150 Calories

1 Dinner Roll with Butter: 155 Calories

1/2 Cup Candied Sweet Potatoes: 150 Calories

Pie: Depending on type of pie, upwards of 700 Calories. To cut these calories in half, just eat the filling and skip the crust.

Total Thanksgiving Dinner: More than 4,000 Calories. You would have to walk for 45 miles to work off all the calories from the total dinner.