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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How much activity does it take to burn off Thanksgiving dinner???

Congratulations to one of our Strollers In Motions moms, Dianna! 
She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Addison last Thursday!
Both baby and mom are doing great!  Addison is Dianna's third child!  Can't wait to meet her Dianna!
Thanksgiving is TOMORROW!  That means some people are going to be eating a lot and watching football all day!  Don't let that be you!  Stay active (we will be having classes all morning long and a run) and watch your portion sizes!  (Dad's are more than welcome to come tomorrow morning)  Below is a list of certain foods and how many calories are in them and how much you have to do to burn them off. 
I have also attached the Holiday Class Schedule one more time!
Go to our blog, and check out some nutrional tips for Thanksgiving!
Mommy Movement Fitness Holiday Challenge is Coming!  Watch for an Early Black Friday Deal on it and details coming later!!!  Be held accountable through the holidays!
Thanksgiving Tips:
A typical Thanksgiving meal can set you back about 3000 calories.  It takes 3500 calories to gain 1 pound of body fat.  Therefore, if you eat 3500 extra calories than you burn on Thanksgiving Day, you will gain about 1 pound of body fat. 
This doesn’t seem too bad until you realize that just eating an extra 100 calories a day will give you an extra 10.4 pounds of body fat in a year.  The extra calories add up and they add up fast during the holidays when the days are cold and short and staying in that nice warm bed feels oh so nice.
Using the website, here is a list of typical Thanksgiving foods one might eat on Thanksgiving Day. 
One serving of each
  • Turkey (6oz) – 151 calories
  • Mom’s stuffing – 168 calories
  • Homemade mashed potatoes – 171 calories
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes – 90 calories
  • Classic Green Bean Casserole – 120 calories
  • Jellied Cranberry Sauce – 110 calories
  • Strawberry Pretzel Jell-O Salad – 519 calories
  • Mom’s pumpkin pie – 284 calories
  • Homemade Pecan pie – 735 calories
  • Raw Carrot Sticks (1 cup) – 50 calories
  • Black Olives (10) – 25 calories
  • Crackers and Cheese (5) – 95 calories
  • Light Beer (36oz) – 306 calories
  • Egg Nog – 180 calories
Grand total 3004 calories
In order to burn 3004 Calories, you will need to run about 3-hours at an 8:30 pace.  If you run at a 12:00 pace, you will need to run for about 4.5-hours.  If you run a 6:00 pace, you will only need to run for 2-hours and 15-minutes.  No matter what your pace, this comes down to about 22 miles of running.
Skip that one piece of pecan pie and now you’re down to 17 miles of running.  
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget to count your blessings as you run off that turkey and all the trimmings.

How Far You’d Have to Run to Burn Off…

Apple cider: 1 c Treetop brand = 120 cal = 11 min = 1.1 miles
Glazed Donut: 1 Krispy Kreme = 200 cal = 18 min =  1.8 miles
Pumpkin Pie: 1 piece  = 316 cal = 29 min = 2.9 miles (or try this healthier version for only a 1.1 mile run!)
Turkey Leg: 1 leg and thigh with skin = 192 cal = 17.5 min = 1.8 miles
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy: Boston Market 4.4 oz = 190 cal = 17 min = 1.7 miles
Mulled Wine: 3.4 oz = 118 cal = 11 min =  1.1 miles
Sweet Potato Casserole: Boston Market 7 oz = 460 cal = 42 min = 4.2 miles
Pecan Pie: 1 slice from recipe = 503 cal = 46 min = 4.6 miles

I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!!!


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