From Nancy Hellmich:
10:47AM EST November 21. 2012 – You probably don’t want to get up from Thanksgiving dinner feeling rounder than the turkey, but you may not want to fret about calories on this special holiday. So what to do?
Consider taking a walk, a long one.
If you go whole hog eating heaping portions, going back for seconds and enjoying pumpkin, pecan and apple pie with ice cream, and having a couple glasses of wine, you could wind up eating 4,000 calories or more. That’s about 2,000 calories more than many people need in a day.
To burn off those extra 2,000 calories, a 180-pound person would have to walk briskly (about 3.5 miles an hour on a level surface) for 5 hours or more, says Heather Mangieri, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a sports nutritionist in Pittsburgh. “Take a flashlight.”