Thanksgiving is time for family and friends. It is a time to reflect and be thankful. It can also be a time to consume a ton of calories. The average Thanksgiving meal has 2,500 calories – well over one’s daily calorie requirement. You would need to walk approximately 51,000 steps or 25 miles (assuming you walk 2,000 steps/mile) to burn it off.
But with a little planning, mindful eating and your activity tracker, you can enjoy your favorite foods without sabotaging your healthy eating goals.
Use your Activity Tracker to help you keep track of your steps.
Use the Food Tracker to check the number of calories in your favorite Thanksgiving foods – it will calculate how many steps you need to walk to burn off a particular food item or meal.
Increase your daily step count and build in a step buffer – taking more steps during the week of and after Thanksgiving will help burn off those extra calories. Just an extra 10 minutes once a day will burn off those 2,500 calories by Christmas.
For more tips, check out the Thanksgiving eating strategies and healthy cooking tips in the Walkingspree member blog.