With everything from snacking, drinking, and the big Thanksgiving dinner, the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat, according to research from the Calorie Control Council. To put it in perspective, this is over two times the average daily calorie intake and more than three times the recommended fat intake.
It’s alarming to think that you could be consuming two days’ worth of calories in one meal, but this holiday comes around once a year, so eating to the point of food coma seems worth it. If you want to avoid being one of the many Americans who overeats on Thanksgiving, you can still have everything you want, but at 1,000 calories. To spare you from guessing calorie amounts or even worse, listening to what your cravings say, we broke it down into appetizers, alcoholic beverages, dinner, and dessert. Learn how to spend your calories wisely so that you can enjoy Thanksgiving the healthy way.