That special holiday is right around the corner: Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday that we’re supposed to be thankful for everything that we have—family, friends, health, jobs, a roof over our head—but it’s also synonymous with feasting. We’ve preached about refeed meals and treating yourself every once and a while, but some people tend to go a little overboard on Thanksgiving.
The Calorie Control Council, a group that promotes healthy eating and exercise, estimate the average American will eat about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving — and unless you’re qualified for the Mr. Olympia, that’s way above what you should be eating in a single day.
This is because many of the food items you’ll see on the table are super-high in calories: mashed potatoes with butter, pecan pie, and stuffing are just some of the caloric bombs we see on the table on an annual basis.

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