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Centsable Health: Adding up the holiday numbers that add to your waistline


If you thought there was no math involved with the news, we're going to mess with you a little. That's because we want you to know some important numbers this holiday season.

That's our Centsable Health topic with Fareway registered dietitian Whitney Packebush.

One cup of eggnog has over 300 calories.  Pick up the latest issue of CentsAble Health Magazine for Light and Easy Eggnog, with about 60% fewer calories.

The average person may consume enough fat at a holiday meal to equal three sticks of butter.

Four slices of skinless roasted turkey have 190 calories and only 6 grams of fat.  Enjoy all year. Always remove the skin and choose white meat whenever possible.

7 to 8 is the number of pounds the average American gains from Halloween to New Years.  Make smart choices now, so your resolutions aren't overwhelming.

127 is the number of calories burned with 15 minutes of light jogging.  Escape scary relatives and head outside.

30 minutes of raking leaves burns 137 calories.

195 calories are burned with 1 hour of food preparation.

You burn only 56 calories watching 1 hour of football.

508 calories are burned playing 1 hour of flag football.  Try playing a quick pick up game before or after you sit down to watch it on TV.

26 is the number of minutes it takes to burn off one slice of pie.

The number of liquid calories the average American consumes per day is 460.  Skip the calorie-loaded drinks in favor of more filling, lower calorie options.

18-24.9  - BMI of a healthy individual BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches x Height in inches ) ) x 703

33.9 - Santa's estimated BMI.  This puts him in the obese category (maybe he should leave the cookies alone!)

There are 3000 calories in the average American holiday dinner.

Eat a breakfast full of whole grains, protein and fruit.  Be active for at least 30 minutes before your holiday dinner.

Scan the options before you fill your plate

Remember MyPlate: fill ½ your plate with vegetables, ¼ with lean protein and ¼ with whole grains.

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