St. Vincent's Dr. Erica Discusses Holiday Calorie Crunch

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The average adult gains 1-2 lbs between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. 

A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that people were less likely to buy a 20 ounce bottle of soda when they learned that they’d have to run for 50 minutes to burn it off.

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The exercise… the general rule of thumb is that the average person burns 100 calories per mile of running… Moderate Walking- 150 lb individual will burn 112 calories in 30 minutes
Running 10 minute mile- 150 lb individual will burn 340 calories in 30 minutes (3 miles)

The sweets…

Pumpkin pie… 323 calories per slice
Apple pie… 296 calories per slice
Pecan pie… 503 calories per slice
Egg Nog… 223 calories per cup
Sugar Cookie… 126 calories per cookie

The savories…

Turkey leg- 54 grams of fat and 1,135 calories per giant leg!
Pot Roast- 280 calories per 3-ounce serving
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy- 230 calories per ¾ cup
Glazed Ham- 120 calories per 3-ounce slice
Prime Rib- 1,035 calories per slice

The spirits…

Alcohol- A single serving of alcohol (12 ounces (355 milliliters) of beer, 5 ounces (148 milliliters) of wine and 1.5 ounces (44 milliliters) of distilled spirits) is 100-150 calories, not including the sugary or high caloric mixers… may get up to 250 calories per drink.
Soda Pop- A 12 ounce can of soda pop has 150 calories

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