How Many Calories!?

According to the Calorie Control Council,many Americans eat around 4,500 calories at how-many-calories-to-maintain-weight-main.jpgthe Thanksgiving feast.So how does the meal pictured at right have less than half that yet still look ample? It all comes down to portion sizes.Our nutrition pros followed the serving sizes specified by the Department of Agriculture or on the labels of the packaged items we used.”Be mindful of how much you serve yourself,” says Consumer Reports’ dietitian Maxine Siegel, R.D.”Double or triple your portions and you could consume a sky high number of calories.”  Not Included at right are appetizers and dessert: Eating one serving of both could add 800 to 1,000 calories.

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