How many calories are in your Thanksgiving dinner?

Before you dig into your holiday meal, check out this dish-by-dish calorie breakdown of the average Thanksgiving dinner.

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Before you pick up your fork, know this: The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day alone, according to the Calorie Control Council. Add that to the fact that studies show the average person gains an average of 10 pounds during the holiday season, and well, you get the picture.

So rather than be a statistic, know the facts and arm yourself with information about what you’re eating——and how much of your favorite food will set you over the edge when you hop on the scale. Read on for the calorie details.





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