Maybe you neglected to read our healthy eating strategy, or you just couldn’t say no to a slice of your grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie. It doesn’t matter what, it is important to understand how much exercise you need to burn the Thanksgiving feast off.

Fair warning, it’s scary enough to wake you from your food coma!

*Based on the average adult weighing 160–200 lbs.


Red Wine
Serving size: 6 oz
Calories: 150
Exercise: 40 minutes of walking


Turkey Breast
Serving size: 6 oz
Calories: 200
Exercise: 50 minutes of rollerblading or ice skating


Buttered Roll
Serving Size: 1 roll
Calories: 210
Exercise: 20 minutes of flag football


Bread Stuffing
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 180
Exercise: 10 minutes of climbing stairs


Mashed Potatoes With Gravy
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 175
Exercise: 40 minutes of weightlifting


Cranberry Sauce
Serving size: 1/4 cup
Calories: 37
Exercise: 4 sets of 10 push-ups


Sweet Potato Casserole
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 200
Exercise: 20 minutes of bike riding


Pumpkin Pie
Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories: 316
Exercise: 35 minutes of jogging