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Thanksgiving Calorie Comparison: Avg. Dinner = 7 Whoppers

(CNN/TIME MAGAZINE)-- How much poultry will we gobble up this Thanksgiving? According to the National Turkey Federation, 88% of Americans feast on the popular foul for the holiday. That means 46 million turkeys will be at the Thanksgiving table this year. In case you're wondering, it takes about five hours to oven-bake a large, stuffed turkey. But have you ever wondered how much that holiday feast will cost you calorie-wise?

According to the latest TIME Magazine report, the typical Thanksgiving meal weighs in at about 4,500 calories.
That equals about seven whoppers at Burger King, or seven Big Macs at McDonald's.

Take at look at the rest of the calorie breakdown according to TIME.

An average Thanksgiving dinner equals:


9 large boxes of fries at McDonald’s
5 XXL Grilled Stuft Beef Burritos at Taco Bell
7 Whoppers from Burger King
4 carnitas burritos from Chipotle
2 medium pepperoni pizzas from Pizza Hut
37 chicken drumsticks from KFC
4 medium cookie dough blizzards from Dairy Queen
16 snack boxes of popcorn shrimp from Long John Silvers
11 Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers from Wendy’s
10 classic Beef n’ Cheddar sandwiches from Arby’s
48 traditional chicken wings with Honey BBQ sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings
One order of Fried Macaroni & Cheese, one order of Beer Battered Fish and Chips, and one order of Beef Ribs at The Cheesecake Factory
An order of Stuffed Mushrooms, Italian Sausage Flatbread, Fettuccine Alfredo, and Chicken Cacciatore at Macaroni Grill

Check out the full report here.

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