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Thanksgiving runs precede major calorie fest

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The average American adult will consume about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. According to the Calorie Control Council, a traditional Thanksgiving spread consists of about 3,000 calories while Americans indulge in another up to 1,500 in appetizers and drinks. Worse, the council estimates that 45 percent of those calories come from fat. That means most people consume more than two times the recommended daily caloric intake with just one meal and exceed the recommended fat intake by 3.5 times. Thanksgiving…

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