They say that ignorance is bliss… but this couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to thinking you can just exercise away your holiday feasts in no time. Before you grab a second helping of Patti’s Pies, thinking you’ll walk it off the next day, you should know that it might take more than one, two, or three sweat sessions to truly burn off your family dinner. Keep reading to learn how many calories are in some of your favorite holiday eats and to get an idea of how much sweat it actually takes to burn them off.
Okay, turkey isn’t all that bad – when it’s baked. Three ounces of baked turkey breast, which is about the size of a deck of cards, is roughly 90 calories. To burn off those calories, you can jump rope for 9 minutes straight, or take a brisk one-mile walk or jog. Don’t forget to count the gravy, too! If you decide to add gravy, that’s about 50 calories for a quarter cup, or another minute of jump rope.