How Long to Burn off Thanksgiving Dinner?

Thanksgiving Dinner-Chispa MagazineWith Thanksgiving and the winter months looming we often worry about how to maintain our weight when we’re bombarded with sweet slices and heavy dishes, but how long does it really take to burn off those popular, festive foods?

Myprotein Nutritionist Jennifer Blow weighs in on her favorite festive treats and what you can do to burn off those extra calories so you can indulge to your hearts content.

  • 3 medium roast potatoes – 400 calories = 40 minutes of Crossfit
  • 3 slices of turkey – 90 calories = 20 minutes of casual cycling
  • 3 parsnips – 163 calories = 15 minutes of stair climbing
  • 1 sausage wrapped in bacon – 235 calories = 30 minutes of squats
  • 2 carrots – 82 calories = 6 minutes of burpees
  • Slice of pecan pie – 500 calories = 90 minutes on Wii Fit
  • Slice of pumpkin pie – 410 calories = 45 minute HIIT class
  • 2 slices of cheese with 4 crackers 280 calories = 30 minutes running
  • Glass of mulled wine – 160 calories = 30 minutes hot yoga
  • Glass of prosecco – 69 calories  = 7 minutes of jump rope skipping
  • Shot of baileys – 109 calories  = 20 minutes of low intensity strength or weight training
  • Glass of eggnog – 220 calories = 25 minutes of walking-lunges
  • 1 portion of candied yams with marshmallows – 282 calories = 30 minutes of ice skating

A few extra tips on what we can do to make sure we don’t let Christmas become a few days of obesity…

  • Make the most of the holiday lies ins and have sex to burn calories
  • Go to bed early to avoid late night leftover snacking
  • Take carb blockers supplements which prevent the gut absorbing carbs
  • Manage portion sizes by using a side plate instead of a main
  • Always have a bottle of water handy and drink 2 litres
  • Try fasting from 5 pm – 9 am the next morning
  • Hit the sales; a full morning of shopping can burn up to 400 calories!

Photo by Paul Paul

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Mia Guerra

Mia Guerra

Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine
Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine, Mia Guerra is a writer at heart. Regardless the topic, she loves to investigate, encourage, and ruminate on topics that can make us better people. Aiming to live a Proverbs 31 life, Mia is ecstatic to be following her calling with Chispa. At home she is her husband's sidekick and together they are raising a God-fearing family in Atlanta.

Mia Guerra

Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine, Mia Guerra is a writer at heart. Regardless the topic, she loves to investigate, encourage, and ruminate on topics that can make us better people. Aiming to live a Proverbs 31 life, Mia is ecstatic to be following her calling with Chispa. At home she is her husband's sidekick and together they are raising a God-fearing family in Atlanta.