Holiday Foods Quiz

| July 31, 2009

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How many calories does the average holiday day meal contain?
1. 0 1000 calories
2. 0 1500 calories
3. 1 2000 calories
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With all of the trimmings, the average holiday meals amounts to 2000 calories.

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How many calories does the average holiday day meal contain?

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

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

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

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

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

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Removing the skin from your holiday turkey can save around:

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

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Eating turkey makes you sleepy: true or 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.

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