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Holiday Eats


Holiday Eats

Sugar Cookies


 
Sugar Cookies

It’s expected that over the holidays, most of us swap our stringent diet regime for weeks of gluttonous indulgence—the average Christmas dinner contains about 4,000 calories! Avoid tipping the scale by using our calorie-count cheat sheet of ten of your holiday favourites and what it takes to burn them off.
By Emily Huggard

Photo: Anthea Simms

mixed nuts


 
mixed nuts

1. 1 glass of eggnog
Calories: 343
Burn It Off: An hour dancing (really kicking up your heels)

2. A handful of mixed nuts
Calories: 245
Burn it Off: 40 minutes of shoveling snow

Wine


 
Wine

3. 2 glasses of wine
Calories: 250
Burn It Off: An hour of yoga (Ashtanga or Vinyasa)

4. Six appetizer-size meatballs
Calories: 280
Burn It Off: A 45-min kickboxing class

Turkey


 
Turkey

5. 1 6oz serving of turkey
Calories: 350 calories
Burn It Off: An hour of ice-skating

6. 1 cup of stuffing
Calories: 400
Burn It Off: 40 min of running (10 min/mile)

7. 1 cup of candied sweet potatoes
Calories: 400
Burn It Off: An hour of biking

Mashed potatoes


 
Mashed potatoes

8. 1 cup of mashed potatoes
Calories: 350
Burn it Off: A three-mile walk (50 min)

9. 3 tablespoons of gravy
Calories: 150
Burn it Off: 15 min of running (10min/mile)

Pecan pie


 
Pecan pie

10. 1 large slice of pecan pie
Calories: 500
Burn It Off: An hour-long Spinning class

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