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How Much Exercise Does It Take to Burn Off Your Favorite Holiday Dishes?

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Honey Glazed Ham
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Honey Glazed Ham

That generous serving of sweet, sweet ham has about 500 calories, according to Dr. Scott Weiss, board certified athletic trainer, exercise physiologist and co-founder of Bodhizone NYC, and will take you about 80 minutes of intense hiking to burn off. 

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3 Pigs in Blankets

Those pop-‘em-and-forget-about-it little appetizers have about 70 calories each, says Weiss, so you’ll need to jog for around 50 minutes to break even, calorie-wise. 

Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
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Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

According to clinical nutritionist and personal trainer Jennifer Cassetta, a serving of potatoes has around 260 calories, which you can sweat off during a 90-minute yoga class. 

Cornbread Stuffing
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Cornbread Stuffing

A heaping scoop of stuffing has around 358 calories, says Cassetta, which will melt off during one 45-minute spin class. 

Dinner Roll
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Dinner Roll

That ball of yummy, fluffy carbs has 78 calories (not counting butter), but according to Cassetta, you can burn it off by swimming laps for 15 minutes. 

Cheese and Crackers
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Cheese and Crackers

If you nibble on three Cheddar cheese cubes atop three crackers at your holiday party, you’ve probably eaten around 267 calories, according to Cassetta. But you can take care of those in just 30 minutes of circuit training. 

Fruit Cake
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Fruit Cake

If you actually manage to eat an entire piece of fruitcake, you'll have eaten 330 calories, but if you play just 35 minutes of touch football with your family, it'll be as if the fruitcake never happened, says Cassetta. 

 Pumpkin pie
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Pumpkin pie

A slice of pumpkin pie has about 243 calories, according to Joshua Duvauchelle, certified personal trainer for the American Council on Exercise. Half an hour on the stair climber should burn those calories away. 

Turkey
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Turkey

About 100 grams of white meat turkey has just shy of 190 calories, says Duvauchelle. He recommends half an hour of ice skating to burn your turkey calories and then some. 

Candy Cane
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Candy Cane

If you happen to eat one of those candy canes trimming the tree, it’ll be around 60 calories. If you shovel the driveway afterward for about 15 minutes, according to Duvauchelle, you should be good to go.

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Gingerbread Cookies

These little devils may look cute, but they’re a calorie bomb, says Duvauchelle. Just two cookies will pack in nearly 350 calories. To combat the gingerbread men, he recommends strapping on your snowshoes and hiking for around 40 minutes. 

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How Much Exercise Does It Take to Burn Off Your Favorite Holiday Dishes?