Holiday Foods Quiz

The HealthCentral Editorial Team | Jul 31st 2009 Oct 3rd 2017

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How many calories does the average holiday day meal contain?
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With all of the trimmings, the average holiday meals amounts to 2000 calories.

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  1. How many calories does the average holiday day meal contain?

    Correct Answer: 2000 calories

    With all of the trimmings, the average holiday meals amounts to 2000 calories.

  2. How many hours would a 160 pound person need to run (at 5 miles/hour) to burn off the average 2000 calorie holiday meal?

    Correct Answer: 4 hours

    The average holiday meal would take four hours (at 500 calories an hour), to burn off for a 160 pound person.

  3. What is one of the most high-calorie drinks served with holiday dinner?

    Correct Answer: Eggnog (1 cup)

    One cup of eggnog tips the calorie-scales at over 220 calories, while sparkling grape juice and wine are just over 100 calories each.

  4. Removing the skin from your holiday turkey can save around:

    Correct Answer: 100 calories

    While there is some healthful fat in crispy turkey skin, it also yields around 100 calories per one ounce of turkey.

  5. Eating turkey makes you sleepy: true or false?

    Correct Answer: False

    False! Contrary to popular belief, the tryptophan in turkey doesn't make you any more sleepy than other foods. Perhaps it's the combination of the heavy holiday meal and alcohol that makes you more tired—but you can't solely blame the turkey.

  6. One of the most calorific items on the holiday menu is:

    Correct Answer: Potatoes

    While dark meat turkey and stuffing are both high in calories, your typical mashed white potatoes take the calorie-cake. Opt for a skinnier version of sweet potatoes to keep the calories down.

  7. Which dessert contains more calories: one piece of pumpkin pie or one piece of apple pie (1/8 of 9-in)?

    Correct Answer: Pumpkin pie

    While they are close in count, pumpkin pie typically holds the most calories - especially when you pile on the whipped topping.