Today will be a cheat day unlike any other cheat day I’ve had since I swore off complex carbs and sugar. I plan to eat myself into semi coma. I’m going to make a safe assumption that I’ll go far over the 3,500 calories needed to gain a pound, but I’m planning on implementing some counter measures. And since this is the season of giving, I’ll share how I plan to eat all I want without ending up looking like a walrus by the end of the week, courtesy of Charles Stuart Pllatkin, author of “The Diet Detective’s Count Down.”
Here’s a list of common foods you’ll eat today, combined with how much exercise it will take to burn it off.
1 Cup Mashed potatoes, made with whole milk and butter: 237 calories. You’ll have to walk 53 minutes, run 22 minutes, bike 29 minutes, or do yoga for 69 minutes to burn that off.
40z dark meat turkey with skin: 204 calories. Walk 53 minutes, swim 25 minutes, or dance 35 minutes.
1 small Homemade dinner roll: 84 calories. Run 9 minutes, bike 12 minutes, or do 29 minutes of yoga.
1 slice pumpkin pie: 270 calories. Run 29 minutes, dance 46 minutes, or do 92 minutes of yoga.
1/2 cup cornbread stuffing: 179 calories. Walk 46 minutes, run 19 minutes, bike 25 minutes, or do 61 minutes of yoga.
If I can’t burn off these calories concurrently, I’m just gonna say effit and go to sleep.
Happy Thanksgiving, ya’ll. Love you big lugs, I do.